Naomi Wolf Arrested at N.Y. Protest

Feminist author Naomi Wolf was arrested in New York outside an event that was awarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to The Guardian's account of the incident, there was around 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters who were gathered outside Skylight Studios to demonstrate against Cuomo's opposition to a millionaires tax while he was inside being honored by the Huffington Post with a "Game Changer of the Year Award." The police were apparently trying to keep the sidewalks clear.

There was a dispute with police, who said protesters were blocking the sidewalk. Wolf came and told them they "didn't need a permit for a megaphone." According to another witness, Wolf objected to a police officer's assertion that the group were blocking the street. "Tell it to the judge," the officer is reported to have said.

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