A group of protesters gathered outside the Brooklyn home of Jacob Kornbluh on Sunday night following the arrest of Heshy Tischler. Kornbluh, a reporter for Jewish Insider, was assaulted on Wednesday after Tischler allegedly incited an unruly mob to assault him amid the ongoing protests at Borough Park.

Heshy Tischler was arrested earlier Sunday night on charges of unlawful imprisonment and inciting a riot. His arrest prompted his supporters to gather outside Kornbluh’s home, chanting, “No Heshy, no peace.” Passing cars also honked their horns in solidarity with the group of protesters who were blaming Kornbluh for Tischler’s arrest.

Authorities who responded to the scene said there were about 100 protesters outside Kornbluh’s home when they arrived. While protesters were still outside his home, the assaulted journalist took to Twitter to thank his supporters who were happy about Tischler’s arrest. “Ty folks, I love you all,” Korbluh tweeted.

Meanwhile, Tischler told his supporters that he was set to turn himself in on Monday and that he was “tricked” with an earlier arrest. Following his Sunday arrest, he claimed through his fan account that his rights were being denied. “Urgent Message from Heshy: They are denying my rights to see a judge tonight. Deblasio? DA Eric Gonzalez?” the administrator of his fan page wrote.

He also claimed that his arrest was a “political stunt,” saying he would not stop fighting for his supporters. In a more recent update, he revealed the police was keeping him behind bars for the night and that the mayor and DA had delayed the processing of his paperwork.

The assault of Jacob Kornbluh started when some people in the community said they were upset about his reporting on the anti-restriction demonstrations on Wednesday. Alleged witnesses claimed that Heshy Tischler had incited the protesters to attack Jacob Kornbluh, who was then reporting about the coronavirus restrictions.

The angry protesters punched and kicked Kornbluh amid the ongoing demonstrations. Police said the protesters also screamed at him “Nazi” and “Hitler” while the mob physically assaulted him.

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Demonstrators protest near the Kenosha County Courthouse during a third night of unrest on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

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