The streets of San Francisco were reportedly cleaned up before President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived for the current Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, but not entirely, it seems, as on Monday a public television news crew was reportedly robbed at gunpoint.
Reporter Bohumil Vostal and a crew from Czech outlet ČT24 were doing a standup in front of legendary Beat-era hub City Lights bookstore when, according to a local Fox affiliate citing police, “a vehicle stopped on the street, and three armed men with firearms exited the car and approached the group. The suspects demanded their production equipment, and the victims complied.”
The assailants sped off, and the Czech crew was unharmed and, it seems, undeterred.
“Thank you very much for the support we received in ČT news,” Vostal wrote on X. “We’ll keep shooting. We are here for the US President’s summit with the Chinese leader. And we’ll be there (as always) for CT.”