Hundreds protest police shooting in Wash. city

Published February 15 2015
Updated February 15 2015

Pasco, Wash.

Hundreds protest police shooting in Wash. city

Hundreds gathered in southeastern Washington state on Saturday to protest police brutality in the wake of a deadly shooting of a man who had been throwing rocks at the police. Before the midday rally, children and adults hand-lettered signs, calling for justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an orchard worker from Mexico who witnesses say was running away when police fired on him Tuesday in a busy intersection in Pasco. Speakers from the community called for a full review of the Pasco Police Department and its policies.

Washington

Iranian says reporter is accused of spying

An arch-conservative member of the Iranian parliament and a critic of the country's centrist president has claimed there is an "espionage case" against imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife. In remarks published Saturday by the Fars news agency, Hamid Rasaei said the reporter and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, have been accused of working with someone in the office of President Hassan Rouhani. He said that they had masqueraded as journalists while "penetrating into the most sensitive sections at the president's office." Martin Baron, executive editor of the Post, ripped the allegations as a "farce and a sham."

Elsewhere

Washington: The U.S. Postal Service said Saturday it had fixed the electronic glitch that had disrupted some services and everything was normal.

Rancho Mirage, Calif.: President Barack Obama is spending the holiday weekend working on his golf game in Southern California. He arrived in the resort area of Palm Springs Saturday after a flight from San Francisco.

Times wires

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