Tear gas is deployed into a Louisville, Kentucky, crowd on May 29, 2020.

Journalists impeded while documenting national protests

Press Freedom in Crisis

While covering protests across the nation — spurred by the death of George Floyd, a Black man in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 — an unprecedented number of journalists have been assaulted, arrested or otherwise prevented from documenting history. As the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker verifies more than 812 reported incidents across 77 cities, you’ll find them here.

VISUALIZING ATTACKS ON PRESS FREEDOM | Incidents are charted here by date as they are published. Explore our data using the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker API.

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