Amy Goodman Arrested at the RNC


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  1. Abu Majeed says:

    What happened to the 1st ammendment to the constitution?

  2. rahma says:

    Wow, I didn’t see that at all. A friend and I marched yesterday. It was 90 degrees, and after a few hours, all we wanted to do was get off the course, get on our bus and chill until maghrib/iftar. The police were blocking all the cross streets, forcing the protesters to stick to the route, which was then turning uphill back towards the captial.

    We offered to throw our signs away and leave as just ordinary citizens. Our bus stop was only 2 blocks away from the point we wanted to leave, but they wouldn’t let us off the route, and forced us to continue up another half a mile, where we finally could slip out and make our way back downtown.

    By the time we got to our bus stop, the riots were in full swing, and bus service had been canceled. Of course, none of the thousands of police milling around bothered to tell the people waiting for the buses that. We spoke to people who had been waiting 2 hours for a bus and didn’t know why they hadn’t come.

    After waiting a half an hour for the bus, the rioters were getting too close, so we decided to hike out of downtown to get our bus. Another 45 minute hike in the sun on the first day of Ramadan. Dur. Unfortunately, the rioters were being herded the same direction we were headed, so we saw quite a bit of mayhem, destruction and arrests along the way.

    Sure, go ahead and arrest the peole who rioted. There were plenty of people doing active damage to property. But Amy Goodman?? Seriously?

  3. AbdelRahman says:

    The police in Minneapolis don’t get much face time, so they had to do something stupid so that they could get on TV.

  4. John says:

    God, I prefer Europe … Anyway, Ramadan Kareem to all.

  5. Shireen says:

    I was so upset to hear about this!! What’s more is that even the producers were also violently abused- one producer got thrown on the ground and kicked in the chest multiple times and clearly was stating he was an accredited journalist.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/2/amy_goodman_two_democracy_now_producers

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