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This Video Of A Reporter Being Detained Is Terrifying

06/01/2014 03:16 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2014

Viewers at home saw the threats facing journalists in Turkey when CNN's Ivan Watson was detained during a live report on Saturday.

Watson was reporting from Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, when police asked "Are you journalist?" and demanded to see his passport. Police surrounded the reporter and his crew, and the camera briefly lost focus in the chaos. The broadcast cut away as Watson tried to show them his credentials and an officer grabbed his back.

Watson, who was later released, explained on Twitter:

Watch Watson's encounter with Turkish police in the video above.

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