Election 2012

Green Party's Jill Stein Arrested Outside Presidential Debate

Fighting the good fight for the participation of more candidates


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Green Party candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala appeared to be arrested early Tuesday evening during a protest outside the main gates of Hofstra University, where President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are scheduled to have their second presidential debate.

Stein and Honkala were protesting the exclusion of all but the two major political parties from participating in the debate.