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At Least Two Reporters Arrested While Covering Crackdown On Occupy Wall Street

By Ian Millhiser on November 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

"At Least Two Reporters Arrested While Covering Crackdown On Occupy Wall Street"

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Shortly before noon today, New York Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak, who is covering New York City’s crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protestors filed a three word report: “I’ve been arrested.” Julie Walker, a freelance reporter for NPR, was also arrested last night while covering the crackdown, despite the fact that she was wearing an NYPD-issued press pass. Walker spent three to four hours in police custody before she was released at 7 a.m. To her credit, she immediately “went straight back to work.”

Update

The New York Times reports that at least four journalists have been arrested.

Update

New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) has also been arrested.

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