Isht officially got realer during this weekends’ “Occupy” protests, with hundreds arrested in at least 7 cities.
Author, professor and social activist Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. while taking part in a group protest against corporate influence in politics.
A Supreme Court spokeswoman said that 19 demonstrators were arrested Sunday afternoon when they refused to leave the grounds of the court. Ann Wilcox, an attorney and legal adviser to the protesters, said West was among those arrested, according to The Associated Press.
Prior to joining in the protest on the steps of the Supreme Court, West attended the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
A message was posted to West’s official Twitter account around 6:30 p.m. Sunday assuring followers that West was doing well.
Dr. West’s arrest happened as he was being interviewed and was captured on tape. Check out the footage on the flip.