Journalists allege federal agents threw tear gas, smashed van windows during Portland protests

July 21, 2020
Journalists Fiorella Isabel Mayorca and Craig Jardula said they were caught in a cloud of tear gas and had guns pointed at them by law-enforcement officers as they covered protests in Portland, Oregon, on July 21, 2020. They also said officers smashed the windows of a van they were using.Mayorca and Jardula, co-owners of The Convo Couch, a Los Angeles-based video news outlet, said they had arrived in Portland two days earlier to cover protests that had grown more intense …

Buffalo news crew hit by police pepper balls while covering protests

June 1, 2020
A news crew from WIVB in Buffalo, New York, was struck by pepper ball projectiles fired by police while covering protests in the city on June 1, 2020, the same night a Buffalo protester was tackled and forcibly arrested by police while giving an on-camera interview.The demonstrations that evening were part of a wave of protests resulting from a viral video showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, during an arrest on …
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