Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Minnesota police arrest Fox 9 reporter covering Black Lives Matter protest

From CNN Money:

Jack Highberger, a television reporter in Minneapolis, was arrested Monday night while covering a Black Lives Matter protest that had shut down a highway.

His arrest was captured on camera and later televised by his employer, KMSP, Fox 9 in Minneapolis.
The TV station reported that Highberger was charged with unlawful assembly and released about four hours later.

Lt. Tiffani Schweigart of the Minnesota State Patrol said 51 people were detained during the highway blockade.

"The persons who were arrested were the people who refused to obey lawful orders to leave the area," Schweigart said.

At the end of the night, Highberger wrote on Facebook: "Like all the other journalists on the side of I-94 Monday night, I was there for one reason. To do my job. I have no intention of stopping."

The video of the arrest is here.

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