North Dakota pipeline: Journalist Amy Goodman riot charge dropped

North Dakota pipeline: Journalist Amy Goodman riot charge dropped
 

A US judge has rejected charges against journalist Amy Goodman, who was accused of participating in a "riot" after filming Native American-led protests over a oil pipeline in North Dakota.
The Democracy Now! reporter hailed the decision as a "vindication of the freedom of the press".
The county sheriff's department did not, however, rule out other charges.
Ms Goodman filmed the use of dogs and pepper spray against protesters on 3 September.
Prosecutor Ladd Erickson had said she was "acting like a protester" when she filmed the protests against the Dakota Access... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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