Justice

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.

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UPDATE

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

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