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Vegas Journalist Arrested Video-Taping Trump Protest

Photojournalist Neb Solomon was arrested at a Tax Day protest at President Donald Trump’s signature Las Vegas hotel.

KLAS Vice President and General Manager Lisa Howfield said Solomon was covering the protest for the CBS affiliate at the time.

Las Vegas police Lt. Grant Rogers said Saturday that KLAS-TV broadcast photojournalist Neb Solomon was cited for trespassing and obstructing.

“We’re going to let due process take place here,” Howfield said. “There were a lot of people out there. I’m not exactly sure why our reporter was arrested.”

Today, one of our employees, an experienced and respected photojournalist Neb Solomon, was arrested by Metro police officers, charged with trespassing and obstruction. Neb was doing his job, carrying out an assignment given to him by his news managers, covering a news event of considerable interest to the community. We support Neb and the rights of all journalists to report from the scene of newsworthy events.  While some details surrounding this arrest are still being gathered, we are fully prepared to take the appropriate steps based on the facts and governing laws.

Solomon was recording the protest on an area adjacent to the Fashion Show Mall, adjacent to the Trump International Hotel, police said. Mall security notified officers on scene that Solomon refused their request to stop filming there.

“Neb was doing his job, carrying out an assignment given to him by his news managers, covering a news event of considerable interest to the community. We support Neb and the rights of all journalists to report from the scene of newsworthy events,” Howfield said.

 

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