The foreign Ministry condemned the police brutality against the producer of Sputnik in the United States
Moscow considers deliberately ill-treatment by police of producer Sputnik in Washington Nicole Russell while covering protests at the walls of the White house as an unfriendly move by the United States and a flagrant violation of the United States of its international obligations to ensure the safety of journalists, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Despite presenting a press card and repeated verbal assurances Nicole Russell on belonging to the media reporter was fired upon by rubber bullets, including with the use of special grenades to disperse the demonstrators. As a result, the producer Sputnik suffered multiple injuries, including gunshot wounds. However, this American "servants law" is not stopped: one of the officers threw the journalist to the ground and literally trampled her," - said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Ministry noted that "paradoxically, this outrageous and illegal violence against a media representative, which are, in fact, the guarantor of any democratic society, took place at the walls of the White house, which has positioned America as the standard of democracy".
Monday, June 1, producer Sputnik Nicole Russell suffered during the coverage of protests at the White house, despite the fact that the journalist has repeated several times that she is a member of the press, and hung on her neck, a press card, the police in Washington fired rubber bullets.
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.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which 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.