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Russia condemns attack on Russian journalists in US
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The Union of Journalists of Russia (UJR) expressed its readiness to support the crew of the Russian Channel One, which was attacked by American police. In an outrageous case in Portland, Russian journalists were fulfilling their professional duties by covering the riots. They were filming a report about protesters who besieged the local court. Each of the journalists had a press badge, RIA Novosti reports.
UJR Secretary Timur Shafir expressed confidence that such attacks cannot remain without consequences. Each such case of aggression, especially if representatives of law enforcement agencies are involved, must be considered from the law point of view.
UJR is also in contact with colleagues from the International Federation of Journalists and the American National Writers Union.
60 days ago, RIA Novosti correspondent Mikhail Turgiev was also attacked by police while covering the protests in the American Minneapolis.
In turn, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, appealed to the competent authorities of the United States to ensure proper protection of the press.