Journalists shoved by pro-Trump demonstrators in Salem, Oregon

November 7, 2020
Three journalists were shoved by pro-Donald Trump demonstrators while covering a rally in Salem, Oregon, on Nov. 7, 2020.Documentary photographer Joseph Rushmore and two members of the Portland-based press collective 45th Absurdist Brigade, who requested anonymity because they fear harassment from far-right groups, were pushed while covering one of the “Stop the Steal” rallies held around the country to promote President Trump’s baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.In the wake of the election being called …

Four journalists shoved by law enforcement officers while documenting Portland protests

November 4, 2020
Four journalists were pushed by law enforcement officers while covering demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 4, 2020.The journalists — documentary filmmaker Lance Bangs, independent photojournalists Mason Lake and Maranie Staab, as well as a member of a press collective called the 45th Parallel Absurdist Brigade who asked to remain anonymous — were documenting protests on the day after the election.Protests had been held in Portland on almost a nightly basis since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on …

Independent journalists shoved, hit with projectiles during a Portland protest

July 22, 2020
Two independent journalists covering protests in downtown Portland, Oregon, said federal law enforcement officers took crowd control measures against them in the early hours of July 22, 2020.Federal agents threw tear gas canisters toward Laura Jedeed at least twice, she said, while a member of a press collective known as the 45th Absurdist Brigade was shoved.Protests had been held in Portland on almost a nightly basis since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. The Portland protests …