AFP photo journalist Eléonore Sens and another member of the press is maced by Minnesota Police after an unlawful assembly is declared in Brooklyn Center, MN
Journalists covering a protest in a Minneapolis suburb Friday night were forced on their stomachs by law enforcement, rounded up and were only released after having their face and press credentials photographed.
The incident occurred hours after a judge issued a temporary order barring the Minnesota State Patrol from using physical force or chemical agents against journalists, according to court documents. It also barred police from seizing photographic, audio or video recording equipment, or press passes.
We’ve returned to a time and circumstances where calling coppers like these “PIGS” is appropriate. Unless you think “FASCIST SCUM” is more accurate. (Not wasting time or space on a poll)
Our constitution and Bill of Rights protects journalists and a free press … not criminals in blue uniforms!