by Garret Ean
January 10 2012
At Sunday morning’s presidential debate held at the Capitol Center for the Arts, one arrest was made during a foiled “mic check” attempt by Occupy New Hampshire activists. Matthew Richards of Manchester was arrested for trespassing after attempting to hold open a door at the theater to allow protesters into the debate. He was tackled by security and placed under arrest by Concord police. Dave Ridley captured the scene following the arrest, as Matthew is brought out of the building. This is his second protest related trespassing arrest, as he was also taken into custody for a short period following the eviction of the Occupy NH encampment in Veterans Park.
A video of the crowd outside of the debate has since premiered. You can see and hear Occupy NH protesters as Ron Paul enters the venue, with democratic presidential candidate Vermin Supreme on bullhorn.
Also appearing today is a published piece by Sam Bollier from Al-Jazeera English. A much appreciated link to Free Concord is featured within the well researched story on New Hampshire liberty activism.