Telemundo journalists hit with projectiles during protests in DC

June 1, 2020
Multiple journalists for the Spanish-language outlet Telemundo reported being hit with projectiles while covering protests near the White House on June 1, 2020.The protests that day were part of a wave of demonstrations resulting from a viral video showing a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives …

Journalist shoved, hit with pepper spray during Washington, D.C., protest

June 1, 2020
A journalist for the Washington Examiner said police shoved and hit him with pepper spray as he covered protests against police violence in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020.Mike Brest, a reporter for the conservative news site and weekly magazine, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker he was following a group of protesters that evening as they marched from the White House down Lafayette Parkway into the northwest section of the city.Metropolitan Police officers were enforcing a 7 p.m. curfew. …

Reuters White House correspondent assaulted while covering DC protests

June 1, 2020
Reuters journalists Andy Sullivan and Jonathan Landay were assaulted by unknown individuals on June 1, 2020 while covering protests in Washington, D.C.Protests against police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have been held across the country after a viral video showed a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital.Sullivan, a White House correspondent …

Senior Telemundo correspondent hit with projectile during protests in DC

June 1, 2020
Multiple journalists for the Spanish-language outlet Telemundo reported being hit with projectiles while covering protests near the White House on June 1, 2020.The protests that day were part of a wave of demonstrations resulting from a viral video showing a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives …

Telemundo bureau chief hit with projectile, tear gassed during protests in DC

June 1, 2020
Multiple journalists for the Spanish-language outlet Telemundo reported being hit with projectiles while covering protests near the White House on June 1, 2020.The protests that day were part of a wave of demonstrations resulting from a viral video showing a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives …

Australian cameraman assaulted by police amid chaotic crackdowns in DC

June 1, 2020
A news crew for Australia’s 7News was assaulted by law enforcement while covering protests against police violence in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020, a chaotic day for demonstrations throughout the nation’s capital.Cameraman Tim Myers and correspondent Amelia Brace were reporting live on-air amid a group of protesters facing a police line when officers rushed the crowd. An officer wearing riot gear can be seen pushing Myers with a shield and hitting his camera. As Myers and Brace fled the …

Russian reporter assaulted by police in chaotic June 1 crackdowns in DC

June 1, 2020
Nicole Roussell, a reporter for Sputnik, a Russian state-owned outlet, was struck by multiple crowd-control munitions, shoved and pepper sprayed by law enforcement while covering protests against police violence in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2020, a chaotic day for demonstrations throughout the nation’s capital.Roussell told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she had been filming what she described as peaceful protests near the White House and Lafayette Square when police in riot gear began to fire rubber bullets and …
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