US protests following the death in Minneapolis, Journalists hit by rubber bullets in Minneapolis – ABC News

Comment by tonytran2015: Now the journalists in USA have their own taste of what Palestinian protesters suffer daily in their occupied country. Since they have not stood up for the oppressed and against Police brutality who is now left to stand up for them?

By Yasmin Jeffery

Journalists hit by rubber bullets in Minneapolis
AP: John Minchillo
Two member of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and injured in
Minneapolis on Saturday night when police moved into an area occupied by
about 500 protesters in the southwest of the city shortly after the 8:00pm curfew.
Footage taken by cameraman
Julio-Cesar Chavez showed a police officer aiming directly at him as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“A police officer that I’m filming turns around points his rubber-bullet rifle straight at me,” said Mr Chavez.
Minutes later, Mr Chavez and Reuters security advisor Rodney Seward were struck
by rubber bullets as they took cover at a nearby petrol station.
On footage captured as they ran for safety, several shots are heard ringing out and Mr Seward yells, “I’ve been hit in the face by a rubber bullet”.
Asked about the incident, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder requested a copy of the video and made no immediate comment.
Mr Seward is seen in later footage being treated by a medic near the scene for a deep gash under his left eye. Both men sustained injuries to their arms, and Mr Chavez was hit in the back of the neck.
The Reuters journalists were clearly identified as members of the news media. Mr Chavez was holding a camera and wearing his press pass around
his neck.
Mr Seward was wearing a bullet proof vest with a press label attached..

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