Spectrum News reporter hit by police projectile amid San Antonio protest

June 2, 2020
Spectrum News reporter Lena Blietz was hit by crowd-control munitions fired by law enforcement officers who were attempting to disperse protesters in downtown San Antonio, Texas, on the evening of June 2, 2020.Protesters had gathered in San Antonio and in cities across the U.S. to denounce the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.In San Antonio, demonstrators were marching towards the Alamo, a symbolic site where in 1836 …

Reporter on assignment for New York Times targeted by law enforcement with tear gas, foam projectiles at Dallas protest

May 30, 2020
Freelance reporter Marina Trahan Martinez was targeted with foam projectiles and tear gas fired by police while covering protests in downtown Dallas, Texas, on May 30, 2020.The protests were sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital.Trahan Martinez told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker she was reporting on assignment for …

Central Track editor hit with flash-bang grenade while covering Dallas protest

May 30, 2020
Pete Freedman, the co-founder and editor of the Dallas alternative news site Central Track, was hit with a flash-bang grenade while he was reporting on a protest in the Texas city on May 30, 2020.The protest against police brutality and racial injustice in Dallas was one of many held across the country in response to a video of the police killing of George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.Demonstrators gathered outside City Hall in Dallas early in …

Dallas Morning News reporters targeted by law enforcement with tear gas

May 30, 2020
Two Dallas Morning News reporters said a Texas state trooper rolled a can of tear gas at them while they covered protests in downtown Dallas on May 30, 2020.The protests were sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital.On May 30th, Dallas Morning News reporters Jesus Jiménez and Corbett Smith …

Dallas Morning News reporters targeted by state trooper with tear gas

May 30, 2020
Two Dallas Morning News reporters said a Texas state trooper rolled a can of tear gas at them while they covered protests in downtown Dallas, Texas, on May 30, 2020.The protests were sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital.On May 30th, Dallas Morning News reporters Corbett Smith and Jesus …
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