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National Press Club Decries Violence Against Reporters During US Capitol Breach

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National Press Club Decries Violence Against Reporters During US Capitol Breach

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Leading organizations for members of the press are calling for criminal investigations against individuals who threatened or attacked journalists during protests at the U.S. Capitol. Presidents of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute said in a statement late Monday that numerous reporters who were inside the Capitol building or covering the events on its grounds last Wednesday were “verbally threatened, physically attacked, or had their equipment damaged.” Many of those reporters were covering the joint session of Congress at the time, where lawmakers were counting electoral votes. Those reporters were forced to hide or flee for their safety, the statement said, when rioters and some protesters stormed into the Capitol building. Violent threats were also written on the door of the Capitol building, they added. “Journalists are witnesses and rarely in the history of our country has the work of reporters been more important than on January …

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