AP photographer, independent journalist among arrestees

Scott Bauer
Associated Press
Tuesday, Sept 2, 2008

Associated Press photographer Matt Rourke and Democracy Now! TV and radio show host Amy Goodman were among those arrested Monday at an anti-war march coinciding with the first day of the Republican National Convention.

Rourke was swept up as police moved in on a group of protesters in downtown St. Paul, the scene of scattered violence and vandalism by protesters, some of whom described themselves as anarchists.

Goodman was arrested as she tried to prevent two colleagues from being arrested, a producer for her show said.

David Ake, an AP assistant chief of bureau in Washington, said he was concerned by the arrest of Rourke, a Philadelphia-based photographer.

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