ICYMI: Journalist arrested at NC legislature

December 15, 2016
Contact: JamalLittle@ncdemocraticparty.org

ICYMI: Journalist arrested at NC legislature

Raleigh, NC – Not only are North Carolina Republicans proposing unprecedented actions to take away power from Governor-elect Cooper, but they’re having journalists and citizens arrested in the people’s house.

From the News & Observer:

A reporter for the group N.C. Policy Watch was arrested Wednesday when police closed the House chamber’s public gallery during a debate.

Joe Killian was covering the session for Policy Watch, which is part of the liberal advocacy group N.C. Justice Center. Killian previously wrote for The Greensboro News & Record.

Police had demanded that all journalists, lobbyists and other members of the public leave the gallery after NAACP protesters interrupted the House session by chanting. Police arrested a number of people who refused to leave and charged them with trespassing.