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Journalist Max Blumenthal Says He Was Arrested on False Charges

HeadlineOct 30, 2019

Max Blumenthal, editor of the website The Grayzone, reports he was arrested at his home in Washington, D.C., on October 25 by a team of police, in what he describes as an attack on the press. Blumenthal says he was arrested on a five-month-old warrant for assaulting a Venezuelan opposition member during protests at the Venezuelan Embassy in March. Blumenthal denies the charges. He says he was held in jail for two days, shackled for five hours and denied a phone call.

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