Tracking Journalist Arrests at Occupy Protests Around the Country
I have been tracking, confirming and verifying reports of journalist arrests at Occupy protests all over the country since September, 2011. Help me by sending tips and tweets to @jcstearns and tagging reports of press suppression and arrests with #journarrest.
- Stephanie Keith, 40, a freelance photographer arrested on Saturday, backed up claims by those online, saying she also was confused by the police tactics. Keith told the Daily Dot in a phone interview that she was in the front of the crowd, and was among the first to be arrested. At the beginning of the confrontation, police read from a prepared statement, telling protesters they would be arrested if they blocked the road. But she said, “no one except the few people in the front heard the police, because the chanting was so loud,” Keith said. “The people in the back had no idea the police had said anything.”