KGW, Mercury and Citizen Journalist, Laughing at Liberals cover protests and are detained instead by Portland Police Bureau.
When the Portland Professional Protesters decided to do a “die in” in the middle of the street, the cops announced a mass arrest. Three reporters were swept up, told they were arrested, and taken into temporary custody.
— Mike Benner (@MikeBennerKGW) November 30, 2014
In case you’re wondering, that is ridiculous. It is wrong. They were not breaking the law, they were watching those breaking the law.
As the Portland Police Bureau does its after action report on this latest episode of the Portland Protester Class, I hope they re-think sweeping up reporters who are doing NOTHING wrong except REPORTING.
I call on the Society of Professional Journalists to file a complaint with the PPB over this complete overreach by the Portland Police Bureau.