BuzzFeed News journalist detained while covering Santa Monica protests

May 31, 2020
BuzzFeed News reporter Brianna Sacks was detained by Santa Monica police while documenting protests in Santa Monica, California, on May 31, 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.Sacks told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she was documenting protests in downtown Santa …

Sheriff’s deputies shoot reporter with pepper balls in California protests

May 31, 2020
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Andrew Dyer was shot with pepper balls while he was documenting protests in La Mesa, California, on May 31, 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.Dyer told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that he was covering a protest …
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