Denver Post photographer struck twice by pepper balls during George Floyd protest

The Denver Post: Denver police officers on Thursday night struck a Denver Post photographer with pepper balls, causing a cut on his arm and shattering the press credential hanging around his neck.

Photographer Hyoung Chang was covering a George Floyd protest Thursday night in downtown Denver when police began firing cannisters of tear gas and balls loaded with pepper at the crowds. An officer fired two pepper balls directly at him, Chang said.

“If it was one shot, I can say it was an accident,” Chang said. “I’m very sure it was the same guy twice. I’m very sure he pointed at me.”

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