24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Green Party Prez Candidate Arrested at "Occupy Fannie Mae" Protest

The Green Party’s presidential nominee was arrested Wednesday in Philadelphia and charged with trespassing during a protest against Fannie Mae.

Jill Stein, a Massachusetts resident and Harvard-educated doctor, was arrested along with four other Green Party members, the Associated Press reports, including her running mate, Cheri Honkala, a single mother who once ran for Philadelphia sheriff. The group of about 50 activists was trying to reach the government-backed lender’s downtown office through an adjacent bank. When they were denied entry, they staged a sit-in.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.