Not a peep so far out of the Western Press. So where is the Western Press? Where is the screaming articles about this video? The whole Russia Today crew was arrested. What about the other news agencies?
An RT crew, including correspondent Kaelyn Forde and cameraman Jon Conway, has been detained by US police while filming protests near the Fort Benning military base in Georgia.
They were taken into custody despite complying with the police demand not to come close to the gates of the base. Kaelyn Forde managed to make a call from the prison in Muskogee to which they have been transported. RT is now trying to find out the details of the incident.
Each year human rights activists gather at the gates of Fort Benning, which houses the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Co-operation (former the School of the Americas), demanding its closure. The institute has been training police and military personnel from Latin American countries, many of whom are said to have been allegedly involved in crimes against civil citizens and killings of foreigners.
Police have also detained a dozen protesters on the grounds of taking part in an unauthorized mass protest.
Watch the videos of the detention posted by Media4Movement and RT above!
Watch your back! It is starting to look like what the Western press spouts about Russia is happening around America also…
Update: When the rally participants tried to leave the vigil area, the police blocked off all exit points. After a few minutes, the police allowed people to leave on the sidewalk, only to follow them, indiscriminately arresting people who had neither committed any crimes nor engaged in civil disobedience. Among those arrested were journalists, who were filming the police misconduct and bystanders. All arrestees are currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail for up to a $5,500 bond.
Hummm, looks like people need to start waking up…
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