6 Journalists Charged with Felonies for Covering Violent Anti-Trump Action

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According to The Guardian and The New York Times, 6 journalists caught in the police net of 250+/- violent protesters arrested in the violent action in Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day have been charged with felonies. All 6 journalists deny participation in the action, but were there to document it. This means, according to The Guardian, at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

From the NYT's article: 

Carlos Lauria, a spokesman and senior program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, called the charges “completely inappropriate and excessive,” and the organization has asked that they be dropped immediately.

“Our concern is that these arrests could send a chilling message to journalists that cover future protests,” Mr. Lauria added.

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