Freelance photojournalist Mathieu Lewis-Rolland, while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the word “Press,” snapped this photo on July 12 during protests in Portland, Oregon. A short time later, a Federal Protective Service officer shot at him 10 times with hard-plastic bullets. The photo is included as part of his declaration filed in federal court in an ACLU lawsuit focused on law-enforcement abuses.

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Members of the FPS force deployed in Portland, courtesy of Doug Jones of the ACLU of Oregon.
Members of the federal force deployed in Portland against protesters, including FPS law enforcers on the right, courtesy of Doug Jones of the ACLU of Oregon.

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