Journalists covering George Floyd protests face attacks from police, advocacy groups say

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The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, an advocacy and research group that records reported attacks on journalists, says it is investigating over 100 instances of attacks on journalists.

As the protests continued across the country over the weekend, however, similar instances kept rolling in, many of them shared on social media by the journalists themselves.

Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske said on Twitter that she and other colleagues covering the protests in Minnesota were tear gassed at"point blank range." "I’m bleeding," Ryan Faircloth said in the video."Cops just shot my window out, my passenger side window out. Glass shattered as I tried to quickly turn and get out of their way.""It’s not enough to cover the protests via the official podiums of local police departments and politicians.

She said this moment, however, also underscores the importance of building a relationship between newsrooms and communities.The Save Journalism Project called the attacks"unconscionable."

 

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I am hated by my peers because of the clothes I wear. I am shunned by my bosses and politicians for what I represent. I am slandered by the media. I am despised by the majority nationwide.The only salvation I have is my brothers & sisters, I am a minority. I AM A POLICE OFFICER.

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