Three journalists hit with crowd-control munitions while covering protests in Portland

July 20, 2020
Three journalists said they were hit with crowd-control munitions by federal law enforcement officers while covering protests in Portland, Oregon during the early morning hours of July 20, 2020.Independent videographer Mason Lake said federal officers hit him nine times with pepper balls, including three times in the head. Cory Elia and Lesley McLam, co-hosts of a KBOO podcast who also work with news site Village Portland, said federal agents threw tear gas canisters toward them at least an hour later. …

Videographer hit by police projectile during Portland protest on May 31

May 31, 2020
Independent journalist Mason Lake said he was shot by law enforcement officers with a projectile that injured his arm while covering protests in Portland, Oregon, on May 31, 2020.Lake, a videographer based in Portland, was filming one of the many protests that broke out across the U.S. in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man. A viral video showed a white police officer …