Of course they would. Government, like the cockroach, hates sunlight. From The Intercept:
“The arrests of journalists and filmmakers covering the front lines of the Dakota Access pipeline fight highlight the limits of press protections and the central role of police, prosecutor, and court discretion in deciding whether or not members of the press should face legal consequences when covering protests. The arrests and violent crowd suppression tactics also reflect the refusal of police to discriminate between peaceful protesters, aggressive agitators, and journalists.”
The tactics being used by the militarized thugs won’t be forgotten. That’s why the protesters will win.