Virtual Food For Thought: Rights at Protests

July 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am 11:45 am

Join ACLU of Oregon’s Interim Legal Director, Kelly Simon and Athul K. Acharya, attorney at BraunHagey & Borden at our virtual Food for Thought on July 17 at 11:30am, where we will discuss the recent protests in Portland and police efforts to intimidate the press and suppress reporting on police misconduct.

The ACLU of Oregon and BraunHagey & Borden LLP filed a class-action lawsuit on June 28, 2020 on behalf of journalists and legal observers who were targeted and attacked by the police while documenting protests in Portland over the killing of George Floyd. The lawsuit was filed against the City of Portland and police in Portland.

In Portland, police have fired rubber bullets at journalists, legal observers, and protesters, tear-gassed them, pepper-sprayed them in the face, beaten them with batons, and thrown flash bangs directly at them. Police have arrested journalists and legal observers and have fired BBs into crowds of protesters. Similar attacks have been reported across the country.

ASL interpreting and captioning will be available during this event. 

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