- Apr 29, 2012
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- On an island. Not that one!
- Political Leaning
Looks like even conservative journalists are being arrested in these turbulent times. Does seem just a bit odd.
Daily Caller reporters arrested and held overnight while covering Louisville protests
(CNN) -Two journalists with The Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet based in Washington, were arrested late Wednesday night while covering the Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jorge Ventura and Shelby Talcott were trailing a group of protesters after the 9:00 p.m. curfew when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department allegedly began firing rubber bullets at the crowd,
Ventura told CNN Thursday. Soon after, they and Kentucky State Police ordered everyone in the protest to get down on the ground, Ventura added. Ventura said he and Talcott showed the officers their press credentials and Talcott began communicating with their editor-in-chief, Geoffrey Ingersoll, before they were arrested with zip ties.
CNN has reached out to the Louisville police for comment.