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Police detain a protester during a May Day rally in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on May 1, 2019. Two journalists were also arrested at the protest, and one was allegedly assaulted by police. (AFP/Valentin Yegorshin)

Russian police beat at least 1 journalist, arrest 2 during May Day protests in St. Petersburg

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019 — Russian authorities should allow journalists to freely cover protests and must investigate the alleged assault by police of Timur Hadjibekov and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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