Russian journalist attacked by police at protests in Paris

Russian journalist attacked by police at protests in Paris

The Russian Foreign Ministry called on France to carry out a thorough investigation into the attack on a RIA Novosti correspondent during May Day protests in Paris.

"We consider unacceptable the use of violence against journalists who carry out their professional duties. We urge France to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. [We also call upon] human rights organizations and NGOs to keep this issue under control," Sputnik cited the ministry as saying.

RIA Novosti correspondent in Paris Viktoriya Ivanova was hit with a baton by the police while covering the unrest during May Day demonstrations in the French capital on Saturday.

Despite the fact that the she wore "Press" stickers on her arm and helmet, the police still began beating her, hitting her on head and arms. The journalist has been sent to the hospital with her arm swollen and having trace of the baton.

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