In the USA the police attacked the Russian journalists covering the protests
American police attacked the Russian journalists covering the protests in Portland, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
Members of the media filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities.
The operator of the First channel Vyacheslav Arkhipov who shot the protesters attempt to set fire to the entrance to the courthouse, was hit with baton on her hand, snatched the camera and smashed it on the asphalt. The journalist was knocked to the ground. His colleague Julia Olkhovskaya shot the same scene on the phone. Attacking from behind, the police took away her phone, grabbed his head and broke the helmet. The reporter inhaled tear gas, and she required the assistance of local medical volunteers.
Both journalists were with the badges with the inscription "Press".
This is not the first case when the actions of American police are suffering members of the media.
The thirty-first of may the police attacked the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev covering the protests in Minneapolis. He 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.