Rubber bullets crack windshield on FOX 9 new vehicle

May 30, 2020
A vehicle used by FOX 9, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate, was hit with two rubber bullets, which cracked its windshield, on May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, according to tweets from two network reporters, Dawn Mitchell and Amy Hockert.The incident occurred as the crew was reporting about ongoing protests in Minneapolis relating to the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody.Hockert tweeted around 9:30 p.m. that two rubber bullets hit the car and that …

News vehicle reported vandalized in Los Angeles amid protests

May 29, 2020
An ABC7 News vehicle was reported vandalized by protesters on May 29, 2020, during protests in Los Angeles, California.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 on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.An ABC7 news vehicle was found vandalized at around 6:30 p.m. on May 29, according to a tweet …

Rock thrown through window of WSB-TV news vehicle during Atlanta protest

May 29, 2020
A WSB-TV news vehicle was vandalized on May 29, 2020, during protests in Atlanta, Georgia.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 on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.WSB reporter Matt Johnson tweeted around midnight on May 29 that someone had just thrown a rock through the back window of …

Georgia woman charged with kidnapping after hijacking news van with reporter inside

April 14, 2020
A woman was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, and charged with kidnapping after police said she hijacked a news van on April 14, 2020, with a reporter inside.Atlanta police spokesperson Officer Anthony Grant told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that at approximately 5:30 a.m. police were called to the scene of a crashed Toyota involving a pregnant woman, later identified as 38-year-old Seniqua Lunsford.A CBS46 news crew was nearby to cover the crash, the outlet reported, and had just finished a …
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