Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Naomi Wolf arrested in Occupy Wall Street protests - 19th Oct 2011

Feminist writer and activist Naomi Wolf was arrested Tuesday night among a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters outside an event honouring the governor of New York.

Refusing to stay off the street under police orders, she was arrested for disorderly conduct despite describing her presence as 'peaceful, respectful, law-abiding and orderly.'

'I was arrested for not backing down when a police officer told me contrary to what I knew about the law and the permit process that a private entity owned the sidewalk,' Ms Wolf write on her Facebook page and website following her release.

'He was mistaken and I was correct,' she added.

Ms Wolf went on to describe her holding cell as having '...blood and feces on the wall.'

The group of 50 protesters rallying had gathered outside an award ceremony for Governor Andrew Cuomo at Manhattan's Skylight Studios. Read More