Federal court ruling favors journalists covering Portland protests

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal agents could not assault or arrest journalists and legal observers during protests in Portland. The government is appealing the case involving continuing protests against unwarranted police killings and racism. (Courthouse News Service, October 9, 2020, by Karina Brown)

Journalists and legal observers stated in affidavits that they were shot by federal agents with non-lethal weapons. During the protests working journalists complained they were hit by tear gas, flash-bang grenades and pepper spray. (The Associated Press, October 12, 2020,

For related FAC coverage, click here, here and here.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *