Local Reporter Punched While Covering Anti-mask Event

A newspaper reporter says he was punched while covering an anti-mask event near Traverse City.

The Record-Eagle reporter went to an event organized by a group called “Citizens Liberating Michigan” near the Silver Lake Recreation Area.

The reporter says he was shoved into a fence and punched in the face.

The Grand Traverse County Prosecutor says the area is open to the public, even if a group rented the space.

The sheriff is investigating.