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Journalists demand end to harassment after US police launch over 100 attacks on the press this past weekend

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

US police launched over 100 attacks on credential members of the press over the weekend, according to a count by the investigative news organization Bellingcat.
In a June 1 open letter, leading press organizations pleaded with law enforcement to "halt the deliberate and devastating targeting of journalists in the field."
Aaron Miguel Cantú, a freelance journalist in Los Angeles who was arrested over the weekend, told Business Insider that reporters are now learning that "police have grown so powerful that there is nobody left to meaningfully hold them accountable for their actions."
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