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A Photojournalist’s Point of View of a Portland Protest Police Crackdown
Last Saturday, a right-wing rally in Portland, Oregon, drew out left-wing counterprotesters as well as riot police. Photojournalist Doug Brown was in the thick of it all with a GoPro camera mounted to the top of his DSLR. The 12-minute video above documents his experience that day (warning: there’s strong language).
The Guardian reports that two hours into the raucous rally, police charged at the left-wing protesters with their batons drawn and used stun grenades and pepper spray rounds in an attempt to disperse the crowds.
“I got roughed up throughout, and particularly at the 9:47 mark,” Brown tells PetaPixel. He posted a clip of himself getting “roughed up” by the charging police officers on Twitter:
— doug brown (@dougbrown8) August 4, 2018
“Like my old football coaches, these cops were not impressed with my hustle. Unlike my old football coaches, they have batons and a living wage.”