Sheriff’s deputies shoot reporter with pepper balls in California protests

May 31, 2020
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Andrew Dyer was shot with pepper balls while he was documenting protests in La Mesa, California, on May 31, 2020.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 the day before. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.Dyer told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that he was covering a protest …

Police hit two freelance journalists with projectiles at Tucson protest

May 30, 2020
Police struck two freelance journalists in Tucson, Arizona, with projectiles at a protest on May 30, 2020.The protests were held in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have been held across the United States since the end …