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A reporter and six protesters were arrested by the Philadelphia police at the Army Experience Center (AEC) on Sept. 12,…

A reporter and six protesters were arrested by the Philadelphia police at the Army Experience Center (AEC) on Sept. 12, OpEdNews.com reported. OpEdNews.com reporter Cheryl Biren was taking photos of policing arresting protesters when her own arrest occurred.

OpEdNews.com, which says it provides “progressive, tough, liberal news and opinion,” reported that PBS’s Frontline immediately left the area when police announced that they would be making arrests, but Biren remained. Rob Kall, also of OpEdNews.com, suggested that Biren’s arrest was “an intentional selective effort to muzzle the press.”