Journalists Beaten, Arrested by Baltimore Police

There is no freedom of the press.

Another night of protests, another case of police seemingly abusing their power. While covering the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore, two journalists—J.M. Giordano and Sait Serkan Gurbuz—Baltimore City Paper’s photo editor and a Reuters photographer, respectively, were allegedly mistreated by the city’s cops.

Giordano was knocked to the ground by police after someone in the crowd behind him threw a rock. “They just swarmed over me,” Giordano told City Paper. “I got hit. My head hit the ground. They were hitting me, then someone pulled me out.”

Serkan Gurbuz was arrested but was later released. He was cited for disorderly conduct.