On the night of 31 May 2020, police in the city of Des Moines, Iowa, pepper sprayed, arrested, and detained journalist Andrea Sahouri while she was reporting on a Black Lives Matter protest even after she yelled “I’m press, I’m press.” The prosecutor has insisted on moving ahead with a trial for two simple misdemeanors, which could result in a fine, 30-day jail sentence, or both. Andrea’s trial is beginning on 8 March 2021. We demand authorities dismiss all charges against her.TAKE ACTION:
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