U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

News vehicle reported vandalized in Los Angeles amid protests

Incident Details

May 29, 2020

An ABC7 News vehicle was reported vandalized by protesters on May 29, 2020, during protests in Los Angeles, California.

Protests that began in Minnesota on May 26 have spread across the country, 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.

An ABC7 news vehicle was found vandalized at around 6:30 p.m. on May 29, according to a tweet posted by FOX 11 Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin.

ABC7 could not immediately be reached for comment.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker is documenting damage of equipment and multiple journalists arrested or struck by crowd control ammunition or tear gas while covering related protests across the country. Find all of these cases here.

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