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Police attacking protesters and press without cause tonight in cities around the country. Over and over.
Member of congress and city council president pepper sprayed, Columbus.…
State legislator sprayed and attacked with flashbang grenade, Virginia.
Reporter beaten by cop with baton for filming arrest, Philadelphia.
Photojournalist attacked by cops and arrested, Minneapolis.
A dozen reporters targeted by cops, teargassed at point-blank range after identifying themselves as journalists, Minneapolis.
Reporter with visible credentials attacked by cops with pepper shot, Denver.
Journalists targeted by cops, shot with rubber bullets when no protesters were anywhere near them. Minneapolis.
Police knock an elderly man with a cane to the ground without provocation, Salt Lake City.
Update: HuffPost reporter in NYC mentioned above wasn't just roughed up by NYPD, he was arrested.
Another journalist arrested in NYC today, detained for six hours.
Cops shoot "non-lethal" rounds at people standing on their own front porch, Minneapolis.
All these are from the last few hours, by the way—I'm only including stuff from today, which means that, for instance, photojournalist @KillerMartinis being permanently blinded in one eye by Minneapolis cops last night isn't on the list.
Journalist punched by cop after identifying himself as press, Los Angeles.
Journalists teargassed and (elsewhere in thread) threatened with arrest, Minneapolis.
Huffpost reporter hit with rubber bullets, Washington, DC.
Cops harass and threaten (yet more) journalists in Minneapolis. (Thread.)
Local television reporter teargassed while about to go on the air, Louisville.
Yet another reporter targeted by police for violence in Minneapolis.
Reporter teargassed while holding his press pass up, Chicago.
Yet again in Minneapolis—this time cops trained a rifle on reporters, then knocked one down and pepper-sprayed him in the face. (Via @douglasmack)
Local television reporter hit by projectile fired by police just after he finished recording a report, Denver.
Aaaand LAPD assaulted John Cusack while he was riding his bike.
Cops fire beanbag rounds at reporter, just outside San Diego.
Detroit cops pepper-spray multiple journalists, knock one's camera out of her hand.
Reporter hit by rubber bullet, Los Angeles.
Apologies to John Cusack—it was Chicago PD, not LAPD, who assaulted him.
Minneapolis cops—AGAIN—fired rubber bullets into a reporter's car without warning, injuring him.
Here's a whole thread of Minneapolis cops targeting journalists today, including some that I missed. As appalling as cops across the country have been in going after reporters, Minneapolis PD has been by far the worst.
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