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Iowa Reporter Faces Charges For Racial Injustice Protests In May

Andrea Sahouri faces charges of failure to disperse and interference with official acts.
Posted at 10:15 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 12:15:00-05

A journalist in Iowa faces a trial today on charges stemming from her coverage of a protest against racial injustice.

Andrea Sahouri works for the Des Moines Register. She was pepper sprayed and arrested back in May despite identifying herself as a member of the media.

The officer who arrested her claims he didn't know she was a journalist. Sahouri faces charges of failure to disperse and interference with official acts. 


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