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How cartoonists are joining today’s #FreePress campaign protesting Trump’s attacks on media

(By Christopher Weyant/Boston Globe/ 2018)

TODAY, MORE than 300 newspapers are issuing statements to spotlight the importance of a free press in the wake of President Trump’s latest characterizations of the media as an “enemy of the people.”

As part of that campaign, dozens of political artists are drawing their #FreePress messages into their new cartoons.

Here’s how some editorial illustrators, including the Boston Globe’s Christopher Weyant (top), are voicing their solidarity through art:

Clay Bennett (Chattanooga Times Free Press):

Nate Beeler (Columbus Dispatch):

Kevin Siers (Charlotte Observer):

Darrin Bell (Washington Post Writers Group):

David Fitzsimmons (Arizona Daily Star):

And here’s what some political cartoonists are posting on social media:

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