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IMC reporters arrested at June 8th Reclaim the Streets
Three IMC reporters and two medics were put into the same busload of arrestees after the Reclaim the Streets march and dance party was stopped by the police in San Francisco yesterday. Additional reporters and medics were arrested later during the same mass arrest.
A Santa Cruz IMC reporter was tackled and arrested as he tried to get out of the crowd at the Reclaim the Streets on Tuesday, June 8th.
I was arrested a bit later, arond 7:00 when the mass arrest of protesters began. I had gone to the other side of the crowd from where the SC-IMC reporter had been arrested because I detected some unusual police activity over there. I arrived to find one of the first arrestees in custody, and a medic was also grabbed...then they came for me. A female videographer, another photographer, and a medic were amongst the 8 of us in the "females" section of the bus, while the male medic joined the IMC photographer in the "male" section...eventually another Indybay reporter was arrested in the crowd on the sidewalk...We were all cited and released, but several arrested protesters are practicing jail solidarity...more later.
What I saw was that he was tackled and then retackled
The cops were getting up close with the IMC reporter
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