National Post photographers
Brett Gundlock and Colin O’Connor were arrested while covering the G20
Check out the Post’s photo of police officers tackling Gundlock.
The pair were taken into custody on Saturday while attempting to photograph clashes between police and protesters, the Post reports:
“Neither photographer was accused of any violent act. Instead, they were “amongst violent people,” and allegedly failed to comply with a police order to disperse, a Crown attorney alleged in court on Sunday. The two men spent about 24 hours in custody before the Crown consented to their release on bail.”
In an interview with Post reporter Shannon Kari, the photographers describe the ordeal, which included handcuffs on the wrists and ankles, a strip search and a very crowded (and cold) overnight stay in detention.
Some excerpts from the interview:
“I still don’t know what happened to some of our camera equipment.” – O’Connor
“I have one of my cameras. One was dropped on the ground.” – Gundlock
“People [in the jail] were yelling all night, asking for some water.” – Gundlock
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