Here is a summary of Cascadians we know about who have been arrested/detained. Several names were not given, for security reasons. |
- Arturo Commando, of the Portland IMC radio collective, was arrested, apparently in Union Square or Herald Square. Evidently, no further details are known.
- Jennifer Whitney and many other members of the Infernal Noise Brigade were detained yesterday, believed to be not actually arrested, just detained. Details can be read in a previous story.
- Will Levins arrested, no details.
- a Portland woman was arrested sunday evening at the Queer Kiss-in, apparently just for kissing in public. She was taken to the detention area at Pier 57 but released the next morning. The detention area was just one big area for everyone, no separation of the prisoners, so they continued the kiss-in, had dance contests, and made it into a party, despite the grimy and possibly toxic conditions.
- Another core member of Team Cascadia took part in the die-in yesterday (Tuesday the 31st), at 28th and Broadway. He was arrested and has not been heard from since.
- Another male Cascadian who was staying at the convergence space is missing, the other members of the group have not heard from him and are worried.
My correspondant also reports a "strong solidarity" amongst the Team Cascadia group, people watching each others' backs and helping each other out a lot. The police in New York are reportedly not as militarized as in Portland, but there are lots of them, making lots of mass arrests by surrounding large groups of protesters. As a journalist, it is almost impossible to get close to the action and get good photos or video unless you have an official New York City press pass - otherwise, you get arrested along with everyone else.