Journalist hit with police baton, lens damaged while covering Echo Park Lake protest

March 24, 2021
Independent journalist Tina-Desiree Berg was shoved by a police officer while reporting on a protest near Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California on March 24, 2021, Berg told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.Protesters gathered near Echo Park Lake to demonstrate against the city’s plan to clear a homeless encampment, blocking Los Angeles Police Department officers from the park, LAist reported.In the evening protesters were trying to block police from putting up a barrier around the park, Berg told the …