I do not think that it is unethical to see people. However, I do believe we have to weigh our moral responsibility to each other with our responsibility to care for ourselves.
Appearing at pivotal civil rights moments in history is not unusual for United States federal agents. Most recently, tactical agents deployed by the Department of Homeland Security were sent to Portland, Oregon, in response to ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd and several other Black people at the hands of police.
In this current moment, many journalists are asking: Can journalism contribute to social change while maintaining its objectivity?