St. Paul in the Hot Seat over Journalist Arrests
60,000 signatures were collected in 72 hours against the authorities who orchestrated this crackdown on free speech at the Republican National Convention.
Where are the front page stories about this, though? This is a completely shocking moment in American history. I have seen virtually nothing about it in the newspapers.
On Thursday, the final night of the convention, it appears that authorities ratcheted up their attacks on both protesters and credentialed journalists, lobbing tear gas and percussion grenades into crowds and arresting student journalists, local TV photographers, Associated Press reporters, and two MyFox journalists, among others.
Other journalists have also been pepper-sprayed, and reporters with I-Witness were held at gunpoint during a "pre-emptive" raid aimed at disrupting protesters last weekend.