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The Russian Embassy in Washington sent to the U.S. state Department a note of protest in connection with incident with the Russian journalist. This is stated in the statement of the Embassy in Facebook.
Ambassador Anatoly Antonov explained, talking about the correspondent of RIA Novosti news Agency Mikhail Turgiev, which Minneapolis police sprayed in the face with tear gas. “Turgiev and were close to him American journalists were subjected to unacceptable treatment by the local police. Press workers … loud and clear identified himself, had the necessary markings on clothing, has produced documents and offered no resistance,” he said.
The Embassy demanded that the American foreign Ministry to conduct a thorough investigation and report its results.
In dozens of U.S. cities held protests accompanied by rioting, vandalism and attacks on police. It all started after the death in Minneapolis (Minnesota) black guard George Floyd, who died after a rough arrest. Protests against police brutality held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, new York, Indianapolis, Boston, Detroit, and many other U.S. cities and even Toronto, Canada.
The US government said that any clashes with the police or threats officers of the law are regarded as acts of domestic terrorism. During these clashes, gunshot wounds were got by two police officers, one of whom died.
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