Journalist’s camera hit by pepper ball in Louisville

May 30, 2020
Journalist Juanita Ceballos’ camera was hit by a pepper ball while she covered protests against police violence in Louisville, Kentucky, on May 30, 2020.Ceballos, a producer and cameraperson for VICE News, was filming with a colleague near Jefferson Square in downtown Louisville for several hours when police officers declared the demonstration an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters to disperse, she told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. Crowds of protesters were marching in response to the March 13 killing by Louisville …

Rubber bullets crack windshield on FOX 9 new vehicle

May 30, 2020
A vehicle used by FOX 9, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate, was hit with two rubber bullets, which cracked its windshield, on May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, according to tweets from two network reporters, Dawn Mitchell and Amy Hockert.The incident occurred as the crew was reporting about ongoing protests in Minneapolis relating to the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody.Hockert tweeted around 9:30 p.m. that two rubber bullets hit the car and that …

Photojournalist covering Denver protests hit by multiple pepper balls

May 29, 2020
Jan Czernik, a photojournalist for Denver 7 News, was struck four times by pepper balls fired by police while covering protests in Denver, Colorado, on May 29, 2020. The reporter accompanying him, Adi Guajardo, said she avoided being hit.The camera Czernik was holding was also hit, damaging the lens.Guajardo tweeted about the experience, initially identifying the projectiles as paintballs:

News vehicle reported vandalized in Los Angeles amid protests

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 …

Rock thrown through window of WSB-TV news vehicle during Atlanta protest

May 29, 2020
A WSB-TV news vehicle was vandalized on May 29, 2020, during protests in Atlanta, Georgia.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.WSB reporter Matt Johnson tweeted around midnight on May 29 that someone had just thrown a rock through the back window of …

Journalist assaulted, camera lost while documenting New York City protests

May 29, 2020
NYPD officers injured freelance journalist Sue Brisk and allegedly seized her camera while she was covering protests in New York City on May 29, 2020.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 the day before. Floyd was later pronounced dead at a hospital.Brisk told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that she was photographing demonstrations …

Individuals at protest in Tucson target journalist with repeated physical attacks

May 29, 2020
Individuals assaulted a freelance video journalist at a protest that devolved into violence in downtown Tucson, Arizona, on the evening of May 29, 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, Minnesota, 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 …
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