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In SF will urge the OSCE to consider the cases of attacks on Russian journalists

The OSCE representative on freedom of the media, Harlem Desir will be informed by the Council of Federation on the cases of attacks by U.S. police on the representatives of Russian media who cover protests in the US, told RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov.

According to him, the question of violation of the rights of Russian journalists should be addressed in the OSCE, the member of which is the United States.

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 pepper spray 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.

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 showed hanging around her neck, a press card, police officers in Washington shot her with rubber bullets.

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.

International organization "reporters without borders" (RSF) on Tuesday reported that since the beginning of the wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd in the United States were at least 68 attacks police and protesters on journalists.