Reporters Gassed, Hit With Rubber Bullets, Arrested

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, CNN commentator Keith Boykin were among journalists recounting being hit by rubber bullets, attacked, and in some cases arrested while covering protests.

As tensions escalated across the United States during protests over the death of George Floyd, many journalists found themselves in the crosshairs of covering an unprecedented moment with some getting hit by rubber and pepper bullets.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi, who has been reporting live from Minneapolis, tweeted Saturday that he had been hit by rubber bullets “but I am fine,” he posted. “State police supported by National Guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally.”