Selected News Media Barred From Occupy La Evictions Last Night
During the eviction of occupy LA last night, the city government gave limited and "controlled" access of what could be reported by the media. Also, they limited access to "which" media could be present at the park during the evictions.
Those who weren’t allowed to be present during the eviction were told that if they didn’t leave the park when the arrests began would themselves be arrested. The ACLU is planning to file an injunction against the city of LA if the ban on news agencies is not lifted, citing that free speech rights have been violated.
There has been continuous live streams of the event sent by the protestors through their camera phones though the police did their best to arrest the ones sending the feeds first and they confiscated their phones.
I’m also seeing reports from the protestors that even though they haven’t been convicted of a crime, they are forcing them to give DNA samples.