Favorite

Photographer Arrested 

RVA Magazine contributor charged with trespassing while taking photos of police raid on Occupy Richmond encampment.

A freelance photographer and regular contributor to RVA Magazine says he was swept up in the police raid on the Occupy Richmond encampment last night and arrested while trying to take pictures from a public area.

“My wrists are swollen and bruised by the cuffs,” Ian Graham says Monday, out of jail released on a summons and working on another assignment.

State and city police ended a 15-day encampment at Kanawha Plaza around 1 a.m., say protestors, who were given an hour to leave. Those who chose to stay were arrested -- at least 9, as confirmed earlier today by Style.

Through his Twitter feed at @IanGraham, he wrote around 4 a.m.: “Arrested for ‘trespassing’ tonight in a crosswalk between 9th and 10th streets, while documenting @RichmondPolice breaking up #rva #ows.” The hashtags stand for Richmond and Occupy Wall Street.

Graham says he had no political agenda, doesn’t speak for the Occupy Richmond protest and went to Kanawha around 1:30 a.m. after photographing a party.

“There were people on both sides of the crosswalk where I was arrested, and none of them were arrested,” Graham writes on RVA Magazine’s website. “But none of them had cameras, either.”

Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Jason Roop

Connect with Style Weekly

Most Popular Stories

  • Starting Conversations

    Starting Conversations

    The Conciliation Lab finds a natural fit between theater and activism.
    • Feb 23, 2021
  • Designers, In Living Color

    Designers, In Living Color

    Richmond’s Black designers impart creativity, culture, cool – and lift – as they climb.
    • Feb 16, 2021
  • Diversity through Unity

    Diversity through Unity

    Two biggest local LGBTQ+ nonprofits join forces to further their impact.
    • Feb 23, 2021
  • The Big Smooch

    The Big Smooch

    That issue around Valentine’s Day when we spread some love to people, places and things that deserve shoutouts.
    • Feb 9, 2021
  • More »

Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation