Journalist shoved by pro-Trump demonstrators in Salem, Oregon

November 7, 2020
A member of the Portland-based press collective 45th Absurdist Brigade said they were shoved by pro-Donald Trump demonstrators while covering a rally in Salem, Oregon, on Nov. 7, 2020.The journalist, who requested anonymity because of fear of harassment from far-right groups, was 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 for …

Journalist shoved by law enforcement officers at Portland protests

November 4, 2020
A member of a press collective called the 45th Parallel Absurdist Brigade said they were pushed by law enforcement officers while covering demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 4, 2020.Protests had been held in Portland on almost a nightly basis since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is documenting assaults, arrests and other incidents involving journalists covering BLM protests across the country.There were two main demonstrations in Portland on Nov. 4, …

Journalist pushed twice by police while covering a protest in Portland

August 6, 2020
A journalist who is a member of an independent press collective known as the 45th Absurdist Brigade was shoved twice by police while reporting on protests in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 6, 2020.The journalist, who asked not to be named, was covering one of the many protests that broke out in Portland in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the May 25 death of George Floyd. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is …