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Des Moines Register reporter says race played "huge part" in her case

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri, who was acquitted of all charges that she incurred while covering a Black Lives Matter protest last May, tells Axios she believes her race played a significant role in not only her arrest last summer, but also the push to uphold the charges so she would be forced to stand trial.

Why it matters: There's irony in the fact that while covering an anti-racism protest last summer, Sahouri felt as though she was targeted by the police for her race. Sahouri is Palestinian.

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