Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 6:34 p.m. EST by MattLHolck
from San Diego, CA
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
"Posted by afp on Nov 4, 2011 in Local/State | 0 comments
The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia will provide legal assistance to a photographer who was arrested for trespassing while taking pictures of the police during the recent sweep of Occupy demonstrators encamped at Kanawha Plaza in Downtown Richmond.
Ian Graham, a photographer for RVA Magazine in Richmond, was attempting to document the removal of Occupy demonstrators when he was told by police that he must confine his picture-taking to an area designated for press. Graham went to the press area but left when he determined that it restricted his view of the unfolding events. When he questioned the police’s authority to require him to remain there, he was arrested for trespassing."