Photojournalists thrown to ground by law enforcement during September protest in Portland

September 4, 2020
Two photojournalists said they were shoved to the ground by police officers while covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 4, 2020.Nathan Howard, whose work has been published by Reuters, Getty Images and the Associated Press, said he was pushed to the ground by an officer. Mathieu Lewis-Rolland, whose work has been published by outlets including Reuters and Agence France-Presse, said another officer shoved him, causing him to land on top of Howard.The photographers were documenting one of hundreds …

Photojournalist hit with flash-bang grenade, pushed into bush at Portland protest

August 8, 2020
Photojournalist Nathan Howard was hit in the ankle with a flash-bang grenade and shoved by a police officer into a bush while he was reporting on protests in Portland, Oregon early on the morning of Aug. 8, 2020.Protests against racial injustice had been held nightly in Portland since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.Law enforcement officers in Portland have targeted journalists since the outbreak of the demonstrations, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in June …

Photojournalist hit twice with pepper balls while covering a Portland protest

July 23, 2020
Freelance photojournalist Nathan Howard was hit twice with pepper balls fired by federal agents while he was covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, in the early hours of July 23, 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.The Portland protests had grown more intense as the …

Photojournalists hit with projectiles while covering Portland protest

July 20, 2020
Two freelance photojournalists were hit by projectiles fired by federal law enforcement officials in the early hours of July 20, 2020, while they were covering protests in Portland, Oregon.Nathan Howard was hit by pepper balls, while Jungho Kim was hit by a pink paint projectile. They were covering one of the many protests that had broken out across the U.S. in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after the May 25 death of …