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Journalists Protest Occupy Wall Street Police Handling

Media say NYPD used force on journalists trying to do their jobs

By Deepti Hajela
|  Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011  |  Updated 8:36 AM EDT
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Journalists Obstructed at Zuccotti Park

Police push journalists back away from Zuccotti Park as the raid begins.

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Journalists Obstructed at Zuccotti Park

The NYPD has come under fire from journalists for deliberately blocking their view of the overnight eviction at Zuccotti Park. Chris Glorioso was one of the first reporters on the scene, and offers his first-hand account here.
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Media organizations want to meet with city officials to talk about their concerns over how police have handled journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street protests.

They say New York City police blocked journalists from seeing when authorities cleared out the Occupy camp in lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park last week. They also say New York Police Department officers used force and arrested some journalists as they were trying to do their jobs.

The media organizations sent a letter on Monday to chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne seeking a meeting. Browne says he's "happy" to work together to "iron out" misunderstandings.

The New York Civil Liberties Union has sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asking for a meeting. The mayor's office referred comment to the NYPD.

Related Analysis: Zuccotti Eviction Was Right Decision, but Press Treated Unfairly (Gabe Pressman)

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