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?