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Reporters Committee letter to Minnesota officials denounces police attacks on journalists

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On June 2, 2020, the Reporters Committee sent a letter to Minnesota officials demanding that law enforcement officers immediately stop attacks against credentialed, clearly identifiable journalists covering protests that erupted after a white Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, a Black man, on May 25.

The letter, co-signed by 115 media and press freedom organizations, highlights a half-dozen incidents in which journalists were arrested or attacked during the Minnesota protests and emphasizes that police officers do not have legal immunity when they violate clearly established rights under the First Amendment.

Read the full Reporters Committee letter.