Journalist assaulted, pushed to the ground while covering protest in Memphis

June 19, 2019
WREG-TV reporter Luke Jones was hurt while covering protests over a fatal officer shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 12, 2019. U.S. marshals shot and killed Brandon Webber, a 20-year-old Black man, in the Memphis community of Frayser, sparking violent protests. In a Facebook post in response to the protests, Memphis Mayor John Strickland wrote that “At least 24 officers and deputies were injured—-6 were taken to the hospital. At least two journalists were injured.” Jones wrote on Twitter that …
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