Sun 27 June 2021:
German police attacked protestors in Dusseldorf with batons and beat two journalists on Saturday, according to the German News Agency, (DPA).
Police attacked a DPA photojournalist who was covering a protest against a state bill in North Rhine-Westphalia and hit the reporter with a baton several times.
The report also noted that police beat another journalist.
A criminal complaint was filed against the officer in question, according to the DPA.
DPA Editor-in-Chief Sven Gosmann described the police’s behavior as an “unacceptable attack on the freedom of the press” and demanded the incident be fully clarified.
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