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“New York Times Reporters Detained Covering Keystone XL Protests in East Texas”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
October 12, 2012

Two reporters covering Keystone XL protests for the New York Times were “handcuffed and detained” by a TransCanada security guard, our partners in Texas are reporting.

For weeks, protesters have chained themselves to tractors and fences in attempts to halt construction of the pipeline … The reporters were on the private land at the invitation of the landowner, but were detained for trespassing, according to a spokesperson for the newspaper. After identifying themselves as members of the media, they were released, but told they had to leave the property immediately or they’d be arrested for trespassing.

Read more at: stateimpact.npr.org

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