Journalist denounces alleged attempt at censorship by the Police in Manizales

Journalist denounces alleged attempt at censorship by the Police in Manizales
Journalist denounces alleged attempt at censorship by the Police in Manizales

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The discussion arose after a concert was held in the Cable Tower park.

The journalist and photographer Diego Jiménez denounced the police pressure of which he was allegedly a victim on May 1 while taking photos at a music event that took place in Antonio Nariño Park, in the El Cable sector of Manizales.

A group of people gathered at the site, whom The Police asked them to leave because there were people consuming drugs. and around the site, around 6:00 pm, families and minors passed by, which caused discomfort.

In the end, They reached an agreement to allow them to play for half an hour more, at which point the attendees left. At that moment, the photographer approached to record what was happening.

He stated that a moment later A uniformed man approached him and asked him what authorization he had to take photostold him that he could not do that and also demanded his professional card, proof that he was from a media outlet or authorization from the Mayor’s Office.

Then He told him that having uploaded a photo to social network X was a crime and threatened to send it to someone “in civilian clothes”. Later he presented his ID and when people began to record, the agent left. Jiménez reported the case to the Freedom of the Press Foundation (Flip).

They did their duty

The Police responded that when the uniformed officers were verifying the permits of the organizers, the journalist approached to take photos and they, For his safety, they proceeded to ask for his identification because they did not know him and they asked for his journalist license or card.

He added that There was no bad treatment and in the videos you can see what happenedFurthermore, Jiménez did not refuse to present his document. He also justified that every day they ask any citizen to identify themselves for security.

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