Cops attack journalists, threaten First Amendment; world takes note

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The New York Times reports that as journalists throughout the U.S. take a beating by police, so does the First Amendment. And world leaders are taking note.

Attacks against journalists covering demonstrations against racial injustice have prompted foreign governments to call on American authorities to respect press freedom and protect reporters, both local and foreign.

For the United States, it is a role reversal.

The attacks bear a striking resemblance to police brutality against journalists around the world over the years — ones that have been swiftly condemned by officials in the United States, where press freedom is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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