Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Kentucky Kernal photogs arrested at RNC

Two student photographers and the photo adviser for the Kentucky Kernel were arrested at the Republican National Convention Monday in St. Paul, Minn., on charges of felony rioting while photographing a protest outside the convention, according to the University of Kentucky newspaper.

Photographers Ed Matthews, a senior at the University of Kentucky, and Britney McIntosh, a sophomore, and adviser Jim Winn were three of 286 people arrested during protests at the convention, the Kentucky Kernel reported.

The two photographers were not on assignment for the newspaper but were documenting the convention on their own, according to Editor in Chief Brad Luttrell. The Kernel decided not to cover the Republican National Convention because it had not covered the Democratic National Convention.

For more coverage of the students' arrest see reports by the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader.

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