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Iowa Journalist Acquitted

The case raised concerns over freedom of the press.
Posted at 1:21 PM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 15:21:00-05

An Iowa journalist has been acquitted after being arrested while covering a protest last year.

The case raised concerns over freedom of the press.

Andrea Sahouri was pepper-sprayed and handcuffed during the protest, despite identifying herself as a journalist to officers.

Her boyfriend was with her at the time and was also arrested after he told police she was a journalist. 

They were both charged with failure to disperse and interference with official acts. 


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