Report: NYPD Violated Rights of Journalists Covering Occupy Wall Street

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A report released by a group of human rights lawyers found that New York police officers often violated the rights of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests and arrested at least 18 of them, according to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The Protest and Assembly Rights Project, the coalition of lawyers that authored the 200-age report, listed numerous incidents where reporters were obstructed, arrested or physically abused since the beginning of the Occupy movement in September.

The study also found that the NYPD conducted frequent surveillance during the demonstrations. The report said a . . .

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