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September 9th, 2017 • 2017: Anaheim
New Database Tracks Attacks on Reporters

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker On June 4 in Portland, Oregon, Alex-Jon Earl, a student news editor working for the Portland State Vanguard, was pepper-sprayed while covering a protest and counter-protest. “Things got a little heated,” Earl said. After counter-protesters broke off to march away, Earl followed other reporters and was in turn followed by ACLU and National Lawyers Guild observers.

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