Owen Jones

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Guardian columnist Owen Jones is seen in London on January 12, 2019. Jones was recently assaulted outside a London bar. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

Guardian columnist Owen Jones assaulted in London

On August 17, 2019, a group of men physically attacked Owen Jones, a columnist for the U.K. daily newspaper The Guardian, his employer reported.

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Police officers watch as anti-Brexit activists demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London on January 8, 2019. Police were called in after journalists and a member of parliament were harassed by pro-Brexit demonstrators on January 7.

Journalists verbally harassed by demonstrators in London

On January 7, 2019, journalists working near the Parliament building in London were repeatedly verbally harassed by supporters of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, according to news reports and the journalists’ posts on social media.

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