Priamy reports their filming crew being attacked by law enforcers in Zhovti Vody
"Pryamy" TV channel reported their filming crew being attacked on the night of November 2 in Zhovti Vody, Dnipropetrovsk oblast.
As the channel reports, the journalists were on an editorial mission, filming the rallying tobacco factory workers who had set up tents in the factory's courtyard and were standing guard on its premises day and night.
"Today, around 2 a.m., the security forces cut the metal fence open and broke into the territory (of the factory – Ed.). They demanded that the journalists leave the premises, then they began beating them and the participants of the rally. Security forces with SBU badges beat the cameraman and smashed the TV channel's camera. All the while, thery were swearing obscenely. In total, about 300 law enforcers invaded the factory's territory. The people wore masks and only showed their SBU badges, no faces, no IDs. According to eyewitnesses, there were also representatives of other law enforcement agencies there," the channel reported.
IMI is trying to get comments from the affected journalists.
In her comment to IMI, the State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman, Tetyana Sapyan, said that the Bureau is aware of the incident with the journalists, but the details and circumstances are currently being investigated by the SBI.
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