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WashPost Reporter Patted Down By Cops, Barred From Pence Rally

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By    |   Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 09:43 AM

A Washington Post reporter was detained by security, patted down by police, and barred entry into a Mike Pence public campaign event outside of Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the newspaper reported.

When reporter Jose DelReal was denied a press credential to cover the event, as has often been the case with media organizations disfavored by Donald Trump, he attempted to enter through general admission. But there he was told he couldn't enter with his laptop and cell phone, the Washington Post reports.

When he tried to enter again without the laptop and phone, security officials for the event summoned police, who patted down DelReal looking for the phone, the paper reported.

"First, press credentials for The Washington Post were revoked by Donald Trump," Post Executive Editor Martin Baron said. "Now, law enforcement officers, in collusion with private security officials, subjected a reporter to bullying treatment that no ordinary citizen has to endure.

"All of this took place in a public facility no less. The harassment of an independent press isn't coming to an end. It's getting worse."

An official with Gov. Pence's campaign blamed it on overzealous volunteers.

"This is not our policy," the official told the Post.

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A Washington Post reporter was detained by security, patted down by police, and barred entry into a Mike Pence public campaign event outside of Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the newspaper reported.
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