What part of “leave” don’t you understand?

Naomi Wolf arrested while defending Occupy Wall Street protesters

Author and activist Naomi Wolf was among about a dozen people arrested on Tuesday night outside of a Huffington Post event in New York.

A group of approximately 50 demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street showed up at the event–held at Skylight Studios in Manhattan–to protest in front of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was being honored as a “game changer” by Arianna Huffington’s site.

Wolf, who contributes regularly to the Huffington Post, was a guest at the event. According to Gothamist, the modern feminist icon challenged a police officer’s claim that the protesters needed a permit to use a megaphone.

“After numerous warnings that she would be arrested,” Bucky Turco wrote on the Animal New York blog, “she ignored the police and was promptly arrested.”

It was rare appearance together for Andrew Cuomo and his father, Mario. (Onstage, Andrew made no mention of the protests outside.)

Wolf, pictured, was cuffed and carted away with several others.

Is getting arrested the new fad for people who missed out on the 60’s?

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30 Responses to What part of “leave” don’t you understand?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Working security I’ve seen that happen more than once, but it usually involves obnoxious drunks.

  2. catarina says:

    Hey Naomi, how’s jail?
    Is it “like Christmas, Channukah, and New Year’s all rolled into one?”

  3. soupcity says:

    Ya know, she’d be alot more convincing if she wasn’t smiling from ear to ear. Maybe next time she could go down screaming about what the cause is and what they believe in. Oh wait….

    • DeniseVB says:

      At least she was smart enough not to spit on them.

      On the upside, they were protesting an Ariana Huffington event?

    • Karma says:

      No kidding,,,she is clearly very happy about the whole thing. Yet somehow the article manages to capture the one moment her face might looked pained. That was awfully nice of the media to help her sell the injustice of the moment.

      Poor thing was in a icky cell for…gasp…half an hour and didn’t even have her prints taken.

  4. elliesmom says:

    I think you’re on to something here. I think there’s a mistique about the late 60’s and early 70’s that doesn’t match the reality. Not everyone went to Woodstock. While I was young and stupid about a lot of things, the conversations I had with my dad about the long terms perils of having an arrest record sank in. He encouraged me to make a lot of noise -as I was following the orders the police were giving. I was often places where I was told to move along, and I always did. I made it to the police station once, but I was just given a phone and told to call for a ride home. The cops told my dad I was a “nice kid”, and let me go w/o even getting my name. Later, when I had to pass a screening for a job, I was glad I had no record. But my students are always disappointed when the subject of the 60’s comes up, and I tell them that my life was more like “Happy Days”.

  5. WMCB says:

    Deliberately getting arrested for no apparent reason is the new hotness, evidently.

    Welcome to lala land, where protest has gone meta. The point of the protest is the protest, silly! Why should it need some other goal? It’s about me! And my voice! And that I have something to say! Who cares what it is??!


  6. DeniseVB says:

    John Stossel (a libertarian) thinks OWS is half right, but….


  7. WMCB says:

    Oakland protestors are now threatening local TV reporters, saying they will take and destroy their equipment if they try to go into the plaza to film them.


  8. WMCB says:

    Hey, wanna talk about some income disparity? Guess where the highest per capita income in the entire country is, in the middle of this recession? Guess who’s doing just fine while the country suffers?

    Silicon valley? Nope. NYC Wallstreet? Nope.

    Washington DC. Wealthiest metropolitan area in the entire country.

  9. HELENK says:

    RNC calling out dems on ows anti-semitism


    can just see the ads now
    Obama throws Israel under the bus and Dems back anti-semitism

  10. HELENK says:

    Noami, baby it is not a good policy to try and get more publicity than Ariana..

  11. trixta says:

    What?! No burka, Naomi?

    About a year ago she wrote a “feminist” article touting the veil as “sexy” and wearing it as a feminist choice. Since when did covering the female body so as not to tempt men is sexy and liberating? The problem is, most women in the ME don’t have a choice when it comes to the NOT wearing the veil or other human rights.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    This is funny by a Daily Show -wannabe, so the title is misleading. Sorta reminds me of Markos too 😉

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    half an hour !!not even time for a good nap. 🙂

  14. angienc says:

    She’s trying to bulk up her fauxgressive cred because she lost all her feminist cred years ago.

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