Independent journalist assaulted, equipment damaged during Portland protest

August 22, 2021
Independent journalist Maranie Staab was assaulted multiple times and several pieces of her equipment were damaged while she was covering clashing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 22, 2021.Far-right demonstrators had planned for the “summer of love” protest in support of the “political prisoners” of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to take place downtown, The Intercept reported, but had moved the location that morning to an abandoned Kmart parking lot in east Portland following the announcement of several counterprotests.The Portland …

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 photojournalist threatened by man with a gun in Portland

October 24, 2020
An unidentified man threatened independent photojournalist Maranie Staab with a gun as she covered protests in downtown Portland, Oregon on Oct. 24, 2020.Staab, whose photos of the protests in Portland have been published by Reuters, The New Yorker and Agence France-Presse, was documenting one of the protests that have been held almost nightly in the city in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black …

Independent photojournalists hit with pepper balls fired by federal agents in Portland

October 18, 2020
At least two journalists were hit with crowd-control munitions fired by federal law enforcement officers during a protest in Portland, Oregon, on the early morning of Oct. 18, 2020, despite a court order banning federal agents from targeting press.Independent photojournalists Maranie Staab and Sean Bascom were both shot by pepper balls while covering a demonstration outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in South Portland.Protests had been held In Portland on almost a nightly basis since late May in …

Photojournalist grabbed by backpack, shoved by police while covering Portland protest

September 26, 2020
A law enforcement officer grabbed independent photojournalist Maranie Staab by her backpack and shoved her while she was covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, late on the night of Sept. 26, 2020.Staab was documenting one of the many protests that had been ongoing for months in downtown Portland and across the U.S. in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25. The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is documenting assaults, …

Several journalists pushed by Portland police officers while covering protests

August 22, 2020
Police officers shoved several journalists who were covering protests in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 22, 2020, according to interviews with the journalists and social media posts.An officer shoved independent photojournalist Maranie Staab and videographers Dustin Tolman and Mason Lake in the early morning hours.Staab, Tolman and Lake were documenting one of the many protests that have been held on almost a nightly basis since late May in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement …

Portland photojournalist says she was thrown to the ground by police while covering protests

August 16, 2020
Independent photojournalist Maranie Staab said she was thrown to the ground by police in Portland, Oregon, while covering protests in the city’s downtown on Aug. 16, 2020.Staab, whose photos of the 2020 protests in Portland were published by Reuters, The New Yorker and Agence France-Presse, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she was documenting a protest in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a …

Independent photojournalist says was pushed to the ground by Portland police

August 11, 2020
Independent photojournalist Maranie Staab was pushed to the ground by Portland police while covering protests in downtown Portland on Aug. 11, 2020.Staab, whose photos of the 2020 protests in Portland have been published by Reuters, The New Yorker and Agence France-Presse, told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she was documenting a protest in downtown Portland, where demonstrators had been gathering nightly in response to police violence and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the May 25 …
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