Excellent news segment on a passive protester who was brutally arrested
Republican National Convention coverage
Trish Van Pilsum from Fox’s Minneapolis station does an excellent piece of journalistic work in this segment of a passive protester named Leah Lane who was pepper-sprayed repeatedly, then shoved with bikes before she was handcuffed.
At one point in the segment, as the cameraman if filming the arrest, police shoot pepper spray towards Van Pilsum and tell her to move.
“I’m not crossing the police line,” she tells the cops. “I’d like to be able to observe the arrest, please.”
“You’re in the street. You need to leave the street.”
She was actually in the median and she stands her ground. But Lane was not so lucky. She was dragged off to jail.