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Video: Missouri Professor Bullies Student Reporter, Asks For "Muscle" To Help Get Rid Of Him

A video of University of Missouri protestors attempting to prohibit journalists from covering the demonstrations taking place on the campus' quad went viral Monday night. 

The video prominently features Tim Tai, a student photographer on freelance assignment for ESPN. Tai, along with other photographers, was trying to take photos of a small tent city created by the protestors. Concerned Student 1950, the activist group that helped get Missouri president Tim Wolfe to resign, did not want reporters infringing on the "safe space" they had created on a public place at a public university. 

Here's the video: 

In the video (6:17 mark), a woman can be seen demanding "muscle" to get rid of a journalist inside the "safe space." That woman is Melissa Click, a professor of Mass Media at the University of Missouri. 

“Hey who wants to help me get this reporter out of here?” Click says. “I need some muscle over here.”

Melissa Click a Missouri Professor points away from the camera.

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Click holds a PhD in Communication and has research focusing on "popular culture texts and audiences, particularly texts and audiences disdained in mainstream culture." 

Just days earlier, she posted a message on Facebook, asking journalists to cover the protest. Her Twitter profile also included a photo that read, "Media Is Love, Welcome Everyone." She has since made her Twitter profile private and removed the photos. 

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— Kevin Hardy (@kevinmhardy) November 10, 2015

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— Kevin Hardy (@kevinmhardy) November 10, 2015

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— Mark Kauzlarich (@MJKauz)

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Click wasn't the only Missouri staffer in the video. Janna Basler, Missouri's Director of Greek Life, can be seen early in the video getting in Tai's face. She has also made her Twitter profile private. 

Janna Basler's Twitter account.

@baslerjd

It appears the protestors in the video could use a refresher on the First Amendment, the same amendment that gives them the right to do what they're doing. 

More to come.