Contrasting reporting bias soldier F with Enviromentalist protest

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I am incensed with the lack of coverage of the "Rolling Thunder" protest against the treatment of soldier f on Friday 12th April and would like to know if the BBC had any reporting restrictions imposed. Why was the few thousand enviromentalist protest 5 days later reported in the BBC but the much larger peaceful 22000 for Rolling Thunder was not?

If no reporting restrictions were imposed then who made the decision to report one but not the other and why? You are not supposed to show political bias.

Yours faithfully,

derick copeland

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Derick,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 16/04/19. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20190682.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

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