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“An Associated Press photographer and a Democracy Now! TV and radio show host were among those arrested at an anti-war march on the first day of the Republican National Convention. Both were released hours later. […] David Ake, an AP assistant chief of bureau in Washington, said he was concerned by the arrest of Rourke, a Philadelphia-based photographer. ‘Covering news is a constitutionally protected activity, and covering a riot is part of that coverage,’ Ake said. ‘Photographers should not be detained for covering breaking news.’” - story