Freelance journalist hit with rubber bullet while covering protests in DC

August 31, 2020
Freelance journalist Andrew Jasiura told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that he was hit with a rubber bullet while covering protests in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 31, 2020.On the night of Aug. 30 and early hours of Aug. 31, Jasiura was covering protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in downtown Washington, D.C.The journalist, who has been covering the protests for several months as an independent photographer and filmmaker, said he was in the …

ACLU files for ‘false imprisonment’ against Washington, D.C., police after photojournalist arrested, equipment seized

August 31, 2020
Oyoma Asinor, an independent photographer, was covering a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, 2020, when he was arrested by D.C. police and his camera and other equipment seized.According to an ACLU of DC lawsuit filed on Asinor’s behalf in August 2021, Asinor arrived around midnight at Black Lives Matter Plaza to cover a BLM protest and found Metropolitan Police officers with shields and helmets standing in front of St. John’s Church, where barricades had been …