From Popular Resistance:
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Nov. 16, 2015 – 9:25PM [LIVE VIDEO] As Minneapolis residents protested the police execution of Jamar Clark just two nights ago (~1AM Sunday morning CST) UnicornRiot.Ninja can confirm our livestream reporter Niko has just been arrested by a tactical action team on Interstate 94 in North Minneapolis. [Yesterday’s coverage]
10:30PM CST: We are sorry to report that Jamar Clark was removed from life support today, according to multiple sources. At least 50 people were arrested on Interstate 94 near the Broadway Ave N intersection.
10:05PM CST: UnicornRiot has resumed broadcasting at the newly expanded camp in front of the 4th Precinct. [LIVE FEED]
9:45PM: Dozens of people are at the 4th Precinct right now as arrests continue with dozens of police cars from the suburbs.
Many witnesses concurred Niko was essentially the first person arrested at the blockade line on the freeway. This extends a pattern of crushing media coverage of popular movements which reached a high tempo during the 2008 Republican National Convention. As with dozens of 2008 arrests, Niko was clearly marked with a press pass and yet was grabbed first. At the highest levels authorities are no doubt aware his coverage was being viewed live by at least 2000 people (currently 2146 at 9:19CST as UneditedCamera is now filming from the side of the situation).
There were some technical issues with Niko’s streaming device leading some to speculate that his 4th and 1st Amendment rights were suspended by an IMSI catcher, Stingray or Kingfish cell phone tower spoofing device which are known to be possessed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department.
UnicornRiot will continue to provide live coverage as long as we are not all detained by the state. Updates available at https://twitter.com/ur_ninja .
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