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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 10:38 PM

Syracuse police officer shoves news photographer to the ground during protest (video)

Syracuse, N.Y. – A veteran syracuse.com news photographer wearing press credentials was shoved to the ground by a police officer while the photographer covered Saturday night’s protest in downtown Syracuse.

Photographer Dennis Nett, 60, suffered scrapes and bruises and two broken camera lenses in the attack captured on video.

The incident occurred at 9:37 p.m. in front of the Public Safety Building on South State Street as riot police moved toward a group of protesters who had begun breaking windows at police headquarters and the nearby criminal courts building.

Nett had just begun shooting video when he was pushed. As shown by his brief video, an unidentified officer broke ranks from a line of police who were advancing toward the crowd of protesters. He charged Nett and knocked him over backward.

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/06/syracuse-police-officer-shoves-news-photographer-to-the-ground-during-protest-video.html

Just ensuring that events such as these are given a larger audience...

Video at link.

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EarthFirst Jun 2020 OP
smirkymonkey Jun 2020 #1
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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 10:41 PM

1. K&R

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:12 PM

2. trump's own attitude toward the press, repeatedly tweeting "FAKE NEWS!" etc

is seen as a sort of encouragement from him for the police to go after them. Obviously not everyone feels or thinks that way, but it's a dog whistle that hasn't gone entirely unheard.

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Mon Jun 1, 2020, 11:22 PM

3. Hopefully someone else was video taping it.

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