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 …

Journalists covering protests for Las Vegas Review-Journal struck by pepper-ball projectiles

May 31, 2020
Two journalists with the Las Vegas Review-Journal were hit with pepper-ball projectiles while covering a protest in Las Vegas on May 31, 2020.The protests were held in response to a video showing a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a Black man, during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Protests against police brutality and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement have been held across the …

Freelance journalist struck in back by police while covering protests in Brooklyn

May 30, 2020
NYPD officers struck freelance journalist Phoebe Leila Barghouty in the back while she was covering protests in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush on the night of May 30, 2020.The protest was among the many demonstrations held in the city sparked by a video showing a police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a black man, during an arrest on May 25. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.Barghouty tweeted a video at 10:44 p.m. showing a group …
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