As the Black Lives Matters protests continue across the country triggered by police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, journalists are increasingly finding themselves in harms way. The @USPressTracker has found more than 400 reported incidents since as of June 10. More than 80% were caused by the police, according to an analysis of the tracker.
The U.S. press freedom tracker has been collecting data since 2017. According to its report, in the past it took them over 1,000 days to reach 400 incidents. The data below is from May 26 to June 10.
Based on the verified data, Pavement Pieces visualized aggression against press incidents during the national George Floyd protests. The following graph shows the breakdown of incidents, by types and locations. According to the data collected from May 26 to June 5 by the tracker, journalists covering stories in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., New York, Denver, Los Angeles, Louisville, Philadelphia, and Detroit reported more aggression incidents. Overall, journalists in the field reporting the protests are more likely to get assaulted or detained by police.