Video of Pacifica Radio Producer Arrested at RNC
Yesterday we showed you the video of Democracy Now! (airs on KPFK 90.7 FM) host Amy Goodman being arrested by police at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN. When she was arrested, she was trying to find out what happened to the producers of the show who were arrested earlier that afternoon.
Here's what's happening in this video: producer Nicole Salazar, who is reportedly wearing the full official press pass information around her neck, is filming a protest. Riot police come swarming in from three sides. You can hear her saying "Where do you want me to go?" as they're rushing the crowd. She screams "I'm Press! I'm Press!" as she's being pushed by them. They take her down to the ground, stomp her face in the asphalt, one officer puts his elbow in her back, the other picks her up by her leg, she tries to keep her face up off the ground so it doesn't get macerated from being dragged while elbow is in back and other is holding her leg. She ends up with a bloody nose and a scratched up face. And she's still detained. (info from witnesses)
Her charge? Conspiracy to riot.
LAist contributor Anjali Taneja contributed to this post