'Democracy Now!' Host, Producers Arrested At RNC
September 2, 2008 at 5:19 AM (PT)
PACIFICA RADIO "DEMOCRACY NOW!" host AMY GOODMAN and producers SHARIF ABDEL KOUDDOS and NICOLE SALAZAR were arrested in demonstrations at the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION in ST. PAUL MONDAY (9/1). The three were released later MONDAY.
KOUDDOS and SALAZAR were arrested on suspicion of rioting, while GOODMAN has been charged with obstruction of a legal process and interference with a peace officer. GOODMAN said that she was arrested despite clearly identifying herself as a reporter; the three are complaining that the police manhandled them in the process of arrest.