Police injure journalists covering Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least two Portland-based reporters were hurt in recent days while covering protests against police brutality. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Oregonian journalist Beth Nakamura recounted police slamming her with a baton while Portland Tribune reporter Zane Sparling said he was shoved into a wall by a police officer and hit by a crowd control munition. The reporters say they identified themselves to police as press. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called them alarming incidents that need to be addressed. Police spokesperson Lt. Tina Jones says they continue to work with media partners about the importance of following lawful orders so they can stay safe and avoid arrest or altercation.