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Photojournalist from Austin charged with felony after being arrested at UT protest, according to affidavit

A local photographer was arrested at the University of Texas at Austin for allegedly assaulting a peace officer during a protest. Carlos Sanchez faces a felony charge and claims he was pushed by officers. Despite initial charges, all 57 protesters, including Sanchez, had their criminal trespass charges dropped due to lack of probable cause. Additional witnesses and video footage supported the assault claim against Sanchez. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a statement, emphasizing that journalists must follow laws while covering events. The Society of Professional Journalists condemned Sanchez’s arrest as a violation of the First Amendment.


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