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Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 06:41:15-04

NEW YORK, ny. — New York City police officers forced two Associated Press journalists to stop covering protests Tuesday, surrounding them, shoving them and cursing at them while yelling at them to go home.

This, despite an order allowing media to remain on city streets.

Portions of the incident were captured on video by videojournalist Robert Bumsted, who was working with photographer Maye-E Wong to document the protests in Manhattan over the killing of George Floyd.

The video shows more than a half dozen officers confronting the journalists as they filmed and photographed police ordering protesters to go home shortly after a curfew took effect.