It’s Not a Coincidence That Journalists Covering Protests Are Being Attacked by Police

It’s Not a Coincidence That Journalists Covering Protests Are Being Attacked by Police
“We put our hands up and yelled, ‘We’re media!’”

That’s what MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said on the network in a broadcast after police shot a rubber bullet at him while he was reporting on a protest in Minneapolis, Mn on Saturday. “They responded, ‘We don’t care!’ and they opened fire a second time.”

Elsewhere in Minneapolis, Vice News correspondent Michael Anthony Adams reported as police threw him to the ground and pepper sprayed him in the face while he was covering protests on Saturday. Adams recorded the incident in a video, where he repeatedly told law enforcement that he was press. An officer responded that he did not care. Adams was screamed at to get up and get in a car several seconds later.

Velshi and Adams are among at least several dozen journalists who have been attacked or arrested by police since Friday as protests
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