Court Reinstates Protections For Journalists, Legal Observers At Portland Protests

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2020
From The Center

A federal appeals court has decided to maintain an injunction that allows journalists and legal observers to stay behind after federal officers order everyone to disperse at protests in Portland.
Federal officers are once again barred from telling journalists and legal observers to leave political demonstrations. They also can’t arrest or use physical force anyone they should reasonably know is at the protests as a journalist or observer — unless they think the person committed a crime, following a ruling Friday from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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