Yellow Scene Magazine editor shot with pepper balls while covering Denver protest

May 30, 2020
Johnathen Duran, content editor at Colorado-based Yellow Scene Magazine, said he was shot with pepper balls and hit with tear gas while livestreaming from a Black Lives Matter protest in Denver on May 30, 2020.“I was shot in the arm and foot with pepper balls,” Duran, who writes under the name De La Vaca, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “This was at approximately 5:40-6 p.m.,” he said, adding that police officers used chemical agents including smoke bombs and pepper …

Photojournalist covering Denver protests hit by multiple pepper balls

May 29, 2020
Jan Czernik, a photojournalist for Denver 7 News, was struck four times by pepper balls fired by police while covering protests in Denver, Colorado, on May 29, 2020. The reporter accompanying him, Adi Guajardo, said she avoided being hit.The camera Czernik was holding was also hit, damaging the lens.Guajardo tweeted about the experience, initially identifying the projectiles as paintballs:

Journalist says police fired pepper balls at him while he stood alone covering Denver protests

May 29, 2020
Reporter and photographer Kevin Beaty says that police officers tried to pelt him with pepper balls while he was covering protests in Denver on May 29, 2020.The protests erupted in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have been …

Photojournalist struck with crowd-control munition during Denver protest

May 29, 2020
Taylor Schuss, a photojournalist with Denver NBC affiliate 9News KUSA, was struck with a pepper ball fired by Denver police while covering protests in the Colorado city on May 29, 2020.Protests that began in Minnesota on May 26 have spread across the country, sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest the day before. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.That evening, police fired a pepper …

Unknown individual pepper sprays CBS4 Denver news crew

May 29, 2020
An unknown man sprayed pepper spray at CBS4 Denver news crew that was covering the protests on the streets of Colorado’s capital on May 29, 2020.This incident occurred during the second night of protests in Denver over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes on May 25. Related protests have spread to cities across the nation.Photojournalist Rob McClure and reporter Jamie Leary were both …
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