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Thu Jun 4, 2020, 09:41 AM

KATV, Democrat-Gazette reporters detained during 4th night of protests in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) Two KATV digital reporters and an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter were detained and threatened with arrest Tuesday night in Little Rock while covering a fourth night of protests in the city.

The KATV reporters, Paige Cushman and Kaitlin Barger, were following protesters who had marched from the Arkansas Governor's Mansion to the Pulaski County Courthouse. Little Rock police, Arkansas State Police and the National Guard confronted the group sometime after 10 p.m. and began making arrests.

Cushman and Barger, who write for the KATV website, repeatedly identified themselves as reporters, showed their credentials and complied with officers' orders. But they, along with about 20 others, were marched onto a bridge in Riverfront Park, forced to sit down and told they were being arrested.

The two continued to show their press credentials. They were released after about 10 minutes.



(Video of arrest at link)

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