Brazilian reporters were allegedly attacked by Jair Bolsonaro's security detail while they were covering the president's trip to Rome for the G20 summit, according to local media.
Bolsonaro has had a hostile relationship with the press and has long accused journalists of publishing fake news and treating him unfairly.
The alleged attacks took place as the far-right president was out on the streets of the Italian capital on Sunday, meeting some Brazilians dressed in the national team shirts.
He was loudly criticized for his mishandling of Brazil's coronavirus crisis, with some calling him "genocidal.".
One of the videos taken by UOL journalist Jamil Chade showed chaotic scenes of the security staff shoving him as supporters of the president chanted abuses at reporters.
Scolded by other reporters, the officer threw the phone on the ground, which was recovered by Chade, he said.
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