Occupy Wall Street protests: Journalists detained in New York City

New York:  Journalists have been detained by police while covering Occupy Wall Street protests in New York.

Associated Press writer Karen Matthews was taken into custody Tuesday along with AP photographer Seth Wenig and Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak while covering protests hours after police cleared a park of the main Occupy encampment.

Wall Street Journal reporter Alison Fox saw Matthews and Lysiak being placed in handcuffs. Another AP reporter later saw Matthews and Wenig being removed in a police van.

Freelance radio journalist Julie Walker says she was arrested on disorderly conduct.

Police didn't have a count of how many journalists were arrested and didn't immediately comment.
Story First Published: November 15, 2011 23:55 IST

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