Journalists injured covering protests across US
- 01 June 2020
Freelance photojournalist Linda Tirado was reporting in Minneapolis when she was struck in her left eye with a projectile appearing to come from the direction of the police, APA reports citing BBC.
Now she's permanently blind in that eye.
"If somebody thought they were gonna stop me telling stories and doing my job by putting my eye out, they're gonna have to try harder," she said.
Tirado is one of at least a dozen journalists who have been injured covering the protests across the US this weekend.
Many seem to have been caught up in police efforts to disperse protesters, but in some clips shared on social media, it appears journalists were attacked even after offering press credentials.
In Washington DC, the BBC's Aleem Maqbool shared a video of a police officer with a riot shield running at cameraman Pete Murtaugh.
In Michigan, Detroit Free Press reporter JC Reindl shared an image of an officer approaching him, saying: "Last thing I saw before I got sprayed."