Civil Liberties

Green Party Presidential Candidate Claims She Was Handcuffed for Eight Hours

Dr. Jill Stein was arrested outside the second presidential debate


Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein said Wednesday police handcuffed her to a chair during her eight-hour imprisonment following her arrest outside the second presidential debate.

"For most of the time it was just [running mate] Cheri Honkala and myself," Stein told Democracy Now anchor Amy Goodman. "Yet they felt the need to keep us in tight plastic restraints tightly secured to metal chairs."

(h/t Mike Rawlings)