Journalists detained at NYC Occupy protests

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Journalists have been detained by police while covering
Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.

Associated Press writer Karen Matthews was taken into custody Tuesday
along with AP photographer Seth Wenig and Daily News reporter Matthew
Lysiak while covering protests hours after police cleared a park of the
main Occupy encampment.

Wall Street Journal reporter Alison Fox saw Matthews and Lysiak being
placed in handcuffs. Another AP reporter later saw Matthews and Wenig
being removed in a police van.

Freelance radio journalist Julie Walker says she was arrested on disorderly
conduct.

Police didn’t have a count of how many journalists were arrested and
didn’t immediately comment.

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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