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NATO Summit: Journalists Arrested, Injured Covering Protests (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Several journalists were arrested and injured while covering the protests against the NATO summit in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday.

As thousands of anti-NATO protesters met thousands of police officers in the streets, photographers found themselves repeated targets of the CPD.

On Sunday, Getty photographer Scott Olson was bloodied after being hit with a police baton. A picture of Olson with blood streaming from his head rocketed around the Internet. The National Press Photographers Association also highlighted the arrest of Joshua Lott, a freelance photographer with Getty.

Tracey Pollock, a photographer with the Minnesota-based outfit The UpTake, posted video on Saturday that showed police waving their bicycles around to keep protesters back. At the end of the video, a police officer appears to shove Pollock's camera out of control. A report on the site said that the officer proceeded to push her over some bicycles, and that she was bruised as a result.

Another photographer, Paul Weiskel, posted video that showed an officer forcefully shoving a bicycle into his stomach.

NBC Chicago reported on Monday that a group of independent journalists had also been detained at 2 AM by police officers. In the video, police can be heard telling the group to show them their "f---ing hands." Some of the reporters were handcuffed, and their hard drives and cameras were smashed.

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