USA TODAY Network journalist covering protests gets arrested while broadcasting | USA TODAY

USA TODAY Network journalist covering protests gets arrested while broadcasting | USA TODAY 1


Dover Post photographer Andre Lamar was arrested on Facebook Live while covering protests in Delaware. Lamar was later released from police custody.

Andre Lamar, who has covered several demonstrations for The Dover Post since the death of George Floyd, was filming a Facebook Live when he was taken into custody. He was released more than an hour later without being charged.

The protesters are seen on the ground with their hands behind their backs, their signs nearby. Lamar can be heard on the video saying, "The police have arrested protesters. We don't know why they arrested them. They slammed them to the ground."

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36 Comments on "USA TODAY Network journalist covering protests gets arrested while broadcasting | USA TODAY"

  1. Lisa Lightner | June 11, 2020 at 9:41 AM | Reply


  2. youtube channel | June 11, 2020 at 9:41 AM | Reply


  3. Diego García | June 11, 2020 at 9:42 AM | Reply

    Police, what’s the reason!?

  4. Shirley Bignell | June 11, 2020 at 9:42 AM | Reply

    Wow! Cop said “You got no help. Best thing you can do is keep quiet!” Intimidating! 😡

    • Best thing that can be done…VOTE OUT ALL GOP

    • gardensofthegods | June 11, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      @JayKB don’t vote for either of the two headed beast don’t vote for either the Democrats or the Republicans they have been effing us over in this country for decades please look into voting any third party and if you don’t want to do that I suggest people write their own name and and show the two-headed Beast that you mean business

    • Walkin' Tall | June 11, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      He said “You’re of no help, the best thing is for you to be quiet”
      The officer was telling him that his screaming isn’t helping the protesters and that the best thing for him to do is be quiet and comply.

  5. Peggy Patton | June 11, 2020 at 9:54 AM | Reply

    This is just another video out of thousands on cops power trip some things never change hope we people got keep having maybe 1 day things change

  6. HUGO RODRIGUEZ B | June 11, 2020 at 9:55 AM | Reply

    So besides in Minneapolis, also in Delaware there are animals disguised in police uniforms. What a shame

    • gardensofthegods | June 11, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      Most cops I know are really good people but yeah you get a few bad ones … these guys are getting a directive and they have to follow orders and this tells you we don’t have freedom here in this country

  7. full serious | June 11, 2020 at 10:23 AM | Reply

    wtf!!! what is happening here the whole squad of police should be charged with a penalty for arresting a journalist!!! #WEMATTER

    • Along with defunding ALL military weapons held by police, exempting SWAT teams. And abolish all police unions!

  8. I guess, not so much freedom in America..

  9. Good good double standard. Next time happen in China. I will referre you to this video

  10. And their STILL AT IT!!!! What’s it gonna take to STOP THE VIOLENCE?????!!!! Smh!!!

    • Actually, as much as I disagree with violence, it’s only the violence that brings about real change.

    • @JayKB you do have a point there👍. It’s just awful to see this everyday now 😔 But, I respect your point💯

  11. deborah santa Akineza | June 11, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    Not a good look America, but you know I support Black Lives Matter because of these bad cops Americans people have in America.

  12. Geoffrey Reeks | June 12, 2020 at 12:34 AM | Reply

    Notice that the police are unconstitutionally inspecting his bag.
    Geoff. Reeks

  13. These protests should not be stopped. American need to clean out their system. It’s a high time

  14. dzontra kontra | June 12, 2020 at 6:45 AM | Reply

    to many press… everyone with cellphone is press…

  15. No Media Freedom in America.
    US Police dictator regime.

  16. America is breaking and falling and collapsing.
    America era is over and dead.

  17. beavis corholio | June 12, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

    who´s going to police the self called police of the world? welcome to the republic of wadiya, former usa.

  18. The journalists get arrested because the police suspect some of them are fake ones. Thats what happen in Hong Kong and some US politicians know better than anyone.

  19. Clearly his fault. He should not have been black when he woke up that morning

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