Monday, September 01, 2008

Amy Goodman has now been release, sources say.

Update: According to several sources, Amy Goodman has now been released from the Ramsey County Jail, though Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar are still being held.

Democracy Now producer Anjali Kamat provides us with an update of the dozens of arrests that happened today after tens of thousands of people flooded the streets.

Today there have been a lot of protests around the city - an IVAW march this morning, then an anti-war rally that become a large march, with break-off marches. Democracy Now is in st. Paul to document what's happening on the streets.

According to Anjali: After a while, the anti-war protest started to get a little crazy and police started to use more and more violence. They used pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets - including on DN journalists covering the demonstrations. Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar were filming as people were being arrested. Police moved in and they were thrown against a wall. Amy Goodman tried to negotiate their release. Sharif, Nicole, and Amy had their press passes prominently displayed and were explaining that they were covering this event as journalists. Police then detained and arrested Amy Goodman and carted all three to the Ramsey County Jail.

Listen to the audio for the full report and analysis at Pacifica's http://election411.org/.

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