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.
My photog and I locked in area with #DontShootPDX protesters, told we can’t leave @KGWNews @PortlandPolice pic.twitter.com/BAxP2kWU0H
In case you’re wondering, that is ridiculous. It is wrong. They were not breaking the law, they were watching those breaking the law.
After a “die in” at 2nd and Main, Portland police place the entire crowd under arrest. Riot cops move in from all 4 corners and corral everyone in a tiny are…
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.