Georgia,USA, The Russia Today (RT) crew was filming the annual protest by human rights activists against a U.S. Defense Department training program for Latin American police and military personnel.
Critics say the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation promotes torture and murder. A spokesman for the institute on Monday denied the allegations, saying no graduate has ever used information learned at the school to commit a crime.
RT crew members were arrested "despite complying with the police demand not to come close to the gates of the base," the network reported. They were charged along with demonstrators, with taking part in unlawful assembly, insubordination to authorities and failure to disperse, the network reported.
The crew members were detained overnight Saturday in a Columbus jail and were released late Sunday after paying fines, according to the network. Russia Today Live Stream