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Russia has sent a note to the state Department after a police assault on journalists

The Russian Embassy in the United States sent a protest note to the state Department in connection with the attack of the police on the film crew of channel one, said the Ambassador Anatoly Antonov.

The incident occurred during the coverage of protests in Portland. The journalists were filming a report on 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. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".

According to him, the Embassy will ensure that the incident in Portland took into account human rights organization that monitors violations of the rights of media workers.

The representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the Ministry was forced to appeal to international organizations to protect the rights and freedoms of members of the press.

Earlier official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric called on to investigate any cases of harassment of journalists by law enforcement or protesters.