Police harassing CounterMedia

Jesse Hirsh (jesse@channel-zero.com)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 21:51:12 -0400 (EDT)


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Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 16:02:18 -0500
From: Laura Quilter <lauramd@UIC.EDU>

The police have been harassing CounterMedia -- the coalition of media /
political activists who have been documenting the protests during the
Democratic National Convention. They have twice arrested videographers;
they have broken into the van and exposed film of them doing so (although
we had video cameras they didn't know about); and now -- 15 minutes ago --
I just got a call from the office that said the cops were confiscating
equipment from our people outside the office, and that they were
surrounding the office. If anyone can get down to 1638 W Van Buren to
document this -- or contact the police, media, etc. -- to find out what's
going on, and let people know about this, it would be GREATLY appreciated.
For background information check out our website (while it's still up) at
http://www.cs.uchicago.edu/cpsr/countermedia/ -- check out the images and
the news report of harassment at
http://lorax.antioch.edu/countermedia/articles/pressconf.html

Laura M. Quilter / lauramd@uic.edu
Electronic Services Librarian
University of Illinois at Chicago
http://www.uic.edu/~lauramd/

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