Live Video streaming by Ustream
GRAMERCY, MANHATTAN Occupiers were protesting at Baruch College, part of the New York CUNY system, over the rising costs in tuition in a school system that provides an education to poor and working class students. There were numerous arrests, and we have been told that a journalist was thrown into a revolving door while telling the NYPD that she was press, showing her press pass.
She works for a major news company.
An ambulance was seen leaving the scene.
3:40 PM PT: Here's what happened:
Students were protesting the tuition hikes across the CUNY system. We did a quick update earlier at Madison Square Park on the student march.
The students entered a school building, locked arms, and sat down.
We got an alert telling us that students were being beaten and arrested. We do know that between 12 and 30 students were arrested, and are trying to figure out what happened.
Stay with us.
3:45 PM PT: We can confirm that this was a solidarity march with Occupy Wall Street.
We were told that there was a board of trustees meeting. Union spokesmen who represent the faculty were not allowed to participate.
4:05 PM PT: Tim and Hank have moved to an occupied building at New College.
There are about 30 people inside, no one that we know of from Baruch. A number of people are from Zuccotti Park.
Riot police are on the scene with Flexi-Cuffs.
Our understanding is that the New College president supports the occupy movement and is allowing people to stay.
We'll keep you posted.
7:10 PM PT: New College is Safe. We can tell you that the injured journalist will file a police report. We don't want to tell which news company she works for, because we want her to still like us, but I can tell you this: it's a big one.
The students who occupied the building were arrested for trespassing on their own campus.
You can see police with their batons out. We're told one person was taken away bleeding from the head or face.
New College is safe.
We've gone through some videos of the event. They're pretty chaotic. Trigger warning. Here they are:
7:18 PM PT: We were asked not to release the Journalist's name or publication for two reasons.
1. Legal reasons. She's definitely suing.
2. Professionalism. If you're a Journalist, and you're asked not to release someone's name or workplace, you don't.
I don't care who you are.
We didn't witness the event first hand, and it's her story. Out of courtesy to her, we won't tell you who she is.
We will, however, link you to her story once she tells it herself.