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Arresting the Press

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Anyone paying attention to the GOP convention in Saint Paul knows the press took a rhetorical pounding inside the XCel Center. But they took a literal pounding out in the streets, covering the protests there. There were reportedly 716 convention-related arrests in Saint Paul during the week and another 102 in Minneapolis. Here's a Huffington Post report on a rally Friday at the Saint Paul city hall on behalf of "dozens of  journalists, photographers, bloggers and videomakers" arrested trying to cover the protests. And here's a video of the press conference at which speakers remind the mayor that the "whole world is watching" and "demand" that the charges against the journalists et al be dropped. Among the speakers in the video is Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, who talks about her own arrest on Monday. And here's video of Goodman getting nabbed and cuffed by police in riot gear.

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