Occupy Protester Arrested at GOP Debate in Concord
Activist was previously arrested in 2011.
An activist involved in the Occupy movement here in New Hampshire was reportedly arrested on Jan. 8, allegedly attempting to enter the Capitol Center for the Arts during the NBC News/Meet the Press/Facebook debate being held at the history Downtown Concord theatre.
According to his friends who were with him at the time, authorities at the theatre reportedly arrested Matthew Richards, a student at UNH/Manchester, allegedly attempting to enter the building. His friends claimed that he was injured during the arrest. They also claimed he offered no resistance while being taken into custody.
The Concord Police Dept. would not confirm information gathered at the scene but did confirm that one person was arrested.
Richards is no stranger to being arrested. The New Hampshire Union Leader reported in November that Manchester police arrested him, after refusing to vacate Veterans Park after curfew.