Journalists allege federal agents threw tear gas, smashed van windows during Portland protests

July 21, 2020
Journalists Fiorella Isabel Mayorca and Craig Jardula said they were caught in a cloud of tear gas and had guns pointed at them by law-enforcement officers as they covered protests in Portland, Oregon, on July 21, 2020. They also said officers smashed the windows of a van they were using.Mayorca and Jardula, co-owners of The Convo Couch, a Los Angeles-based video news outlet, said they had arrived in Portland two days earlier to cover protests that had grown more intense …

Three journalists hit with crowd-control munitions while covering protests in Portland

July 20, 2020
Three journalists said they were hit with crowd-control munitions by federal law enforcement officers while covering protests in Portland, Oregon during the early morning hours of July 20, 2020.Independent videographer Mason Lake said federal officers hit him nine times with pepper balls, including three times in the head. Cory Elia and Lesley McLam, co-hosts of a KBOO podcast who also work with news site Village Portland, said federal agents threw tear gas canisters toward them at least an hour later. …
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