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Moscow demands probe after Russian journalist pepper-sprayed by Minneapolis police

RT | May 31, 2020

The use of violent force by police against journalists, including a Russian correspondent who was pepper-sprayed in the face, is unacceptable, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, urging the US to investigate the incident.

This comes after a RIA Novosti correspondent, Mikhail Turgiev, and a group of US journalists were attacked by police in Minneapolis while covering the ongoing riots provoked by the death of an African American man, George Floyd. The crew was targeted with rubber bullets and Turgiev was pepper-sprayed, despite showing his press ID.

Police attacks on media staff executing their professional duties are unacceptable, the ministry added, calling the law enforcers’ use of pepper spray on Turgiev “unjust cruelty.”

The ministry urged the US authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, reminding Washington of its obligation to ensure that journalists can carry out their activities on US soil in a manner that is safe and unhindered.

International organizations and human rights NGOs should also look into the attack on the Russian correspondent, it added.

May 31, 2020 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Subjugation - Torture | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Racist, hyper-fragmented, lawless, leaderless, no-justice America, disintegrating at many levels….

    When will we recognize, and address, the reality that we’re all Palestinians now, hewing wood and carrying water…?

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by roberthstiver | May 31, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Police attacks on media staff executing their professional duties are unacceptable, the ministry added, calling the law enforcers’ use of pepper spray on Turgiev “unjust cruelty.”

    This is a fair indication that, keeping the truth away from the “viewing audience” is a top priority of the “authorities”. This was not the only journalist to be ‘attacked’ or arrested. It would seem that “The cat is out of the bag” and those in control, are losing it.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 31, 2020 | Reply

    • The only journalists that are acceptable to the U.S. Government are those who ‘present’ the news on the MSM, who ‘present well’ are usually blonde, and can read an auto-cue……and get paid heaps of money…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 31, 2020 | Reply


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