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Fight Breaks Out Between Photographer And Cameraman At Polling Booth

Fight Breaks Out Between Photographer And Cameraman At Polling Booth

If House of Cards has taught me anything, it's that politics is downright dirty. Elections can be even dirtier as that's when candidates get their claws out and sometimes resort to throwing some serious shade at each other.

Photographers and cameramen will usually try and follow party leaders to their polling station to get the classic 'I'm voting' shot. It's a mundane part of election information because, let's be honest, of course these people will be voting.

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But while it usually makes boring viewing - that wasn't the case at a polling station in Cumbria. While Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron was inside filing his vote, the action was unfolding outside.

Credit: Twitter/BBC News

One photographer trying to get a closer shot of the door trips over something on the ground. That sparks a scuffle between him and a cameraman next to him. Another person comes in from the other side and tries to rip out the audio cable coming from the bottom of the camera.

Unfortunately, the photographer takes a tumble with some very expensive looking equipment. One person looking on audibly gasps as he hits the deck. But the feud gets put to bed when it appears that Mr Farron is coming outside.

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People on social media were shook.

I've been at enough press conferences and events to know that cameramen are pretty territorial. I don't blame them - their job hinges on getting the footage. But I've never seen competing crews get so fired up that they try to rip equipment out of each other's hands.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BBC News

Topics: Election, Fight

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.