Six Journalists Facing Riot Charges Potential of Ten Years In Prison
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Posted January 26, 2017
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned to learn that multiple journalists are being charged with participating in a riot and face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for covering inauguration protests Friday. RSF calls on the Washington DC authorities to drop all felony riot charges against journalists who were merely doing their job to report the news.
RSF learned over the weekend of the arrest of RT America‘s Alexander Rubinstein and Vocativ‘s Evan Engel while covering protests and riots that broke out in Washington, DC on Inauguration day. We are concerned to learn today that they are facing serious felony charges, along with other journalists for coverage of the same protests.
The Guardian reported that six journalists, including Rubinstein, were arrested at the DC protests writing: more…