D.C. police officer assaults freelance photographer Craig Ruttle at demonstration

September 6, 2018
Freelance photojournalist Craig Ruttle was documenting a far-right protest in Washington, D.C. on August 12, 2018, when a police officer charged at him and body-slammed him.Ruttle was covering the white supremacist rally Unite the Right II for Newsday. Ruttle tried to photograph a group of approximately 20 white nationalists, who emerged from the Foggy Bottom metro station and were soon surrounded by Metropolitan Police Department officers. “The scene was chaotic,” Ruttle told Freedom of the Press Foundation, describing the way …

AP photojournalist hit with rubber bullets in Puerto Rico

May 21, 2018
Carlos Rivera Giusti, a photojournalist with the Associated Press, was struck by rubber bullets while covering demonstrations in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 1, 2018.Dánica Coto, Giusti’s colleague who also reported on the May 1 demonstrations, Giusti’s colleague, wrote on Twitter that Giusti was hit by rubber bullets fired by police:

WABC reporter Tim Fleischer punched by stranger in New York City

April 27, 2018
Tim Fleischer, a reporter for WABC’s Eyewitness News, was punched in the face by a stranger while he was conducting in an interview in Queens, New York, on April 10, 2018.According to the New York Daily News, Fleischer was filming a segment in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, when a man ran up to him and socked him in the face around noon.The man was arrested soon after the attack and charged with assault and harassment. Fleischer was taken …
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