10 Jul 2020

‘I wasn’t a threat to anyone, I wasn’t a danger to anyone’ – Independent’s Andrew Buncombe

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The Independent newspaper’s chief US Correspondent Andrew Buncombe has reported from numerous trouble spots around the world in his 30-year career.

He had been arrested before – in Cuba and Pakistan, countries not known for their defence of free speech or the right to protest. But this time it was in the United States. He was covering a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Seattle earlier this month.