Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Amy Goodman Arrested at RNC

Democracy Now! host and producer Amy Goodman was arrested Monday at the Republican National Convention. She was arrested and charged with "obstruction of a legal process and interference with a peace officer" after attempting to find out about DN producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, who had been arrested earlier. All three have been released pending a court hearing.
All three were violently manhandled by law enforcement officers. Abdel Kouddous was slammed against a wall and the ground, leaving his arms scraped and bloodied. He sustained other injuries to his chest and back. Salazar's violent arrest by baton-wielding officers, during which she was slammed to the ground while yelling, "I’m Press! Press!," resulted in her nose bleeding, as well as causing facial pain. Goodman’s arm was violently yanked by police as she was arrested.


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