U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

AP photojournalist hit with rubber bullets in Puerto Rico

Incident Details

Date of Incident
May 1, 2018


Was the journalist targeted?
May 1, 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:

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