Multiple Twitter feeds report that Livestreamers, journalists, photographers and broadcast journalists are being targeted by the police in Chicago.
May 20, 2012

Chicago police on Saturday night were targeting livestreamers, journalists, photographers and broadcast journalists, according to reports from many Twitter feeds.

As I piece together some of those events, Luke Rudkowski just loaded this video into the system, and it gives a clear look at the moment the Chicago police stopped the car he was sharing with Tim Pool. Unfortunately, the police shut down Luke's livestream so he wasn't able to capture the entire episode. As noted in the Twitter feeds, the apartment where the livestreamers were staying was raided by police.

“Place where @TimCast & @LukeWeAreChange staying raided. Young woman there, terrified, called @NLGChicago #noNATO”

At this time, at least Tim Pool and Luke Rudkowski are out of handcuffs and detention, and you have to love their dedication, they've got their livestreams back up and running and they're safe.

What follows is Pool's livestream as it recorded the armed police detaining the pair. Note there are short intervals with just darkness and no sound. But first, a few important tweets from @Timcast that will update you on how he's doing:

Tim Pool ‏@Timcast

We were told by another streamer that police on scanner are awaiting us to announce out location. #NATO #noNATO #journaraid

Tim Pool ‏@Timcast

We are told the police scanners are tracking us... #NATO #noNATO

Tim Pool ‏@Timcast

Trying to find a safe place to sleep #NATO #noNATO

Tim Pool ‏@Timcast

Calming down, still paranoid after being cuffed at gunpoint. #nato #nonato Live at

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Next up, videos covering some of the more outrageous actions by the Chicago police last night against the NATO protesters.

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