Democracy Now reports that host Amy Goodman and program producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar were arrested in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday 9/1. The link to the news release and video of Amy’s arrest are here.
DN reported late Monday night that all three had been released from custody.
Democracy Now goes on to say:
Democracy Now! stands by Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar and condemns this action by Twin Cities law enforcement as a clear violation of the freedom of the press and the First Amendment rights of these journalists.
There was very little mainstream coverage of RNC protests today. We inserted a story from KUSP volunteer reporter Christopher Krohn into All Things Considered today — that story was recorded early in the afternoon in downtown St. Paul. Chris’ story indicated the situation was potentially serious, as the later arrests of DN journalists certainly proved.