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Washington Post reporter knocked to the ground during protests

Dalton Bennett, a political video reporter at The Washington Post, was thrown to the ground by police today while covering the protests against President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.

According to reporter Alex Emmons, who’s covering the protests for The Intercept, Bennett was trying to record anti-Trump protesters downtown when he was thrown down by riot police.’

The protesters, who call themselves the “Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist Bloc,” have upended trash cans and smashed cars, Emmons reported.


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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism innovation, business practices and ethics. He’s also reported for USA TODAY College and The Sacramento Bee, and he was editor in chief of The Orion, Chico State’s student-run newspaper. An Air Force brat who grew up around Northern California, he’s still adjusting to the Florida sunshine.

(via Poynter)