Protests shake the United States after the death of George Floyd during an arrest in Mineapolis. Here, law enforcement in Los Angeles. Illustration - Ringo HW Chiu / AP / SIPA
Anti-racist demonstrations and clashes between civilians and the police have intensified in recent days in the United States. Anger after the death of George Floyd, during his arrest by the police of Minneapolis, shakes the country. In this context, journalists were attacked in several cities in the United States, by police and demonstrators, attacked, arrested or targeted by gunfire. Sunday evening, a TF1 team paid the price.
“In Minneapolis last night, near a roadblock, the police fired a rubber bullet at our moving vehicle on the driver's side, then arrested us with @ AmandineAtalaya. Released quickly, fortunately, more fear than harm, "tweeted Matthieu Derrien, cameraman for TF1.
In Minneapolis last night, near a roadblock, the police fired a rubber bullet at our moving vehicle on the driver's side, then arrested us with @AmandineAtalaya. Released quickly thankfully, more fear than harm pic.twitter.com/hEZtkxyDDF- Mathieu Derrien (@MatDerrien) May 31, 2020
" More fear than harm "
The journalist by her side testified on the TF1 news. Words relayed by Puremédias. "There were shovel arrests, and without any distinction! Rioters, of course, but also very calm civilians or journalists, like us, she explained before continuing.
“We were just starting our story when soldiers shot our car with rubber bullets. We were arrested, handcuffed, and rounded up with many other residents in the entrance to a prison, and then we were all released after about two hours. ”
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