The UN has commented on incident with the journalist of RIA Novosti in Minneapolis
The official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, commenting on the incident with the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the victims in Minneapolis, said that "all these cases should be investigated".
Sunday, may 31, the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev covering the protests in Minneapolis, was attacked by the police - he was sprayed in the face with tear gas after he produced a press card and identified himself as the employee of the press. Similarly, the police cost with a nearby group of American channel VICE.
"I hope your colleague gets better. I have no details of this particular incident. But, obviously, these cases should all be investigated," said Dujarric at a press briefing, answering a question about whether the attitude of the police towards journalists international democratic standards and the principles of freedom of the press.
"I would also draw your attention to the fact that the Secretary-General said on Twitter... Quote: "When the attack on journalists, attack society, no democracy can function without freedom of the press, also no society can be just without journalists who investigate the crime and speak truth to power", - said Dyuzharrik.
Riots erupted in Minneapolis and several other cities in the United States after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police. In the Internet appeared the video, which show that the police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.