By: GRITtv Tuesday August 26, 2008 9:25 am
Some disturbing news we received from I-Witness Video early this morning:
"Our colleagues at the Glass Bead Collective, a group of video artists and documentarians, are in the Twin Cities to prepare for the Republican National Convention. They were swarmed by three police cars, detained and had all of their electronic gear, including laptop computers, videocameras and personal items were taken from them by Minneapolis police. No one was arrested. The stop and seizure was explained by police officers as related to Homeland Security and the Republican Convention. "
Recently we showed you video from the Glass Bead Collective, projecting a slide show on the Chinese Embassy with Students For A Free Tibet. These artist/activist/journalists also have a video with more than a million views on YouTube showing an NYPD officer assaulting a Critical Mass bicyclist.
Oy. More when we know . . .