Progressive Journalist Abby Martin was arrest today at the Democratic National Convention today for apparently no reason at all
Member of the Ring of Fire network, and investigative journalist for teleSUR, Abby Martin, and her “Empire Files” producer Mike Prysner, were peacefully walking down a Philadelphia street when Martin was suddenly arrested for “disorderly conduct” during the Democratic convention, according to The Ring Of Fire’s website.
Prysner tweeted pics of the event, and a photo of Martin right after being released, seemingly in a taxi.
BREAKING: Journalist @AbbyMartin just arrested & abused while following the exact orders of police at #DNCinPHL pic.twitter.com/F3E5mP95Et
— Mike Prysner (@MikePrysner) July 25, 2016
UPDATE: @AbbyMartin just released; in high spirits, except for wrists nearly broken by psycho cop. #FreeAbbyMartin pic.twitter.com/wNJuOdN7ls
— Mike Prysner (@MikePrysner) July 26, 2016
Accord to Ring of Fire,
“Martin and Prysner were attempting to comply with officers and leave the scene when Martin was forcibly grabbed by police, her dress ripped in in the process, handcuffed, and arrested.”
The story is still unfolding, so not much is currently known. TROFire.com reports that, according to legal advocates for the protesters, around 28 people have been arrested today and are being held in an undisclosed location.