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"These arrests took place for no fathomable reason...For us @PENAmerica, where we routinely document the arrest and imprisonment of writers and journalists worldwide, the action was eerily familiar, but something we expect to see in authoritarian states." https://pen.org/press-release/cnn-arrests-took-place-for-no-fathomable-reason/
Here's what Obama said after journalists were arrested in Ferguson in 2014: "Our constitutional rights to speak freely, to assemble, and to report in the press must be vigilantly safeguarded, especially in moments like these."
This is not America. Never thought I would see a US reporter, @CNN's @OmarJimenez calmly reporting the news while he is grabbed, arrested and cuffed by @MinneapolisPD who then arrest his producer and cameraman https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/minneapolis-cnn-crew-arrested/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3hnheiChMlrJ57hgZPsat-SPtkkhnrLvjGOuM5wmk62Kuv86meoxO-Kk0