D.C. police officer assaults freelance photographer Craig Ruttle at demonstration

September 6, 2018
Freelance photojournalist Craig Ruttle was documenting a far-right protest in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2018, when a police officer charged at him and body-slammed him.Ruttle was covering the white supremacist rally Unite the Right II for Newsday. Ruttle tried to photograph a group of approximately 20 white nationalists, who emerged from the Foggy Bottom metro station and were soon surrounded by Metropolitan Police Department officers. “The scene was chaotic,” Ruttle told Freedom of the Press Foundation, describing the way …
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