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Day One of the 2012 RNC: Videographers Detained, 8/27/12: photos & video
by Dave Id
Wednesday Aug 29th, 2012 2:13 PM
Just as myself and videographer Jacob Crawford were stopped by a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy and a Tampa police officer on the previous night with a demand to see identification beyond our press credentials (see report and video), two videographers from Texas were detained on Day One by DHS officers near the north side of the security "Event Zone." They were told that if they did not produce state-issued identification that they would be held for 72 hours, essentially removing them from the streets for the duration of the Republican National Convention. The videographers, Andrew Bittner and Derrick Broze of the Houston Free Thinkers, agreed to an interview immediately upon their release (full video below).

[Pictured above: detained videographers grant an interview to myself, with Al Jazeera reporters joining in to document]

Houston Free Thinkers

Previous coverage

Day One of the 2012 RNC: March on the RNC, 8/27/12: video

Day One of the 2012 RNC: March on the RNC, 8/27/12: photos

Day One of the 2012 RNC: Welcome to the Ghost Town/Police State of Tampa, 8/27/12: photos

Eve of 2012 RNC: Disruptions and Marches Begin, Convention Delayed Due to Storm, 8/26/12: photos

Lead-Up to 2012 RNC: Anarchists, IEDs, Guy Fawkes, Feces, Drones & a Tampa Police State, 8/25/12: photos

Video - 2012 RNC: Fear Mongering, Undercover Cops, and the Corporate Media
§Interview with detained videographers
by Dave Id Wednesday Aug 29th, 2012 2:13 PM
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(video 4:07)
§DHS detains and questions videographers
by Dave Id Wednesday Aug 29th, 2012 2:13 PM

§Five or six vehicles total came to the scene
by Dave Id Wednesday Aug 29th, 2012 2:13 PM


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by PM
Wednesday Aug 29th, 2012 2:44 PM
. . . an it takes a special kind of courage to be an independent reporter at the convention! Keep up the good work.