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Simonyan commented on attacks on journalists in the United States

Chief editor MIA "Russia today" Margarita Simonyan has not ruled out filing a lawsuit against the American policemen who attacked the journalists of the Agency.

On Sunday, police sprayed pepper gas in the face of the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev when he was covering the riots in Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, several rubber bullets fired producer Sputnik Nicole Russell at the White house in Washington.

In both cases the police acted deliberately, despite the fact that Turgiev and Russel clearly had journalists.

After the first incident, the foreign Ministry said about the manifestation of unwarranted violence against members of the press, Minnesota Governor Tim now apologized to the journalists who were attacked or was detained by the police.

The Russian Embassy sent a note to the state Department.

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir called for the US authorities to provide safe work of journalists covering the protests.

The official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric said that "all these cases should be investigated".

The American non-governmental organization "Foundation for freedom of the press" included the incident with the journalist of RIA Novosti in Minneapolis in its database and will report further details about the case.

Last week in the United States, riots broke out after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd.

In the Internet appeared the footage, which shows that during the arrest the man was handcuffed, was knocked down, while one of the officers stepped on his knee on the neck. Judging by the video, the detainee repeatedly stated that he could not breathe, and then fell silent. Floyd later died in intensive care.

After the start of the demonstrations the four policemen dismissed, one of them was accused of murder by negligence.

In many cities because of the protests has a state of emergency, imposed a curfew.