Reuters cameraman hit by rubber bullets as police disperse protesters3Photo© news18.com

Reuters cameraman hit by rubber bullets as police disperse protesters

, 9 news, a view

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and injured in Minneapolis on Saturday night when police moved into an area occupied by about 500 protesters in the southwest of the city shortly after the 8 p.m. curfew.

Footage taken by cameraman Julio-Cesar Chavez showed a police officer aiming directly at him as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

"A police officer that I'm filming turns around points his rubber-bullet rifle straight at me," said Chavez.