U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

Washington Post reporter thrown to ground by police at Inauguration protest

Incident Details

Dalton Bennett, Bastien Inzaurralde, Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post

A screencap from a video showing Washington Post photographer Dalton Bennett after being knocked to the ground by police officers during protests in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017.

— Dalton Bennett, Bastien Inzaurralde, Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post
January 20, 2017

Washington Post videojournalist Dalton Bennett was thrown to the ground by police while covering a protest of President Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017.

Alex Emmons, a reporter at The Intercept, captured video of the altercation and published it on Twitter.

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