A woman who was videotaping a public meeting in New York City was arrested after she refused to turn off her camera.
Larisa Beachy was videotaping the meeting inside a public school when the head of the community board told her she needed a permit to film inside the building.
This caused the crowd of about 300 people in attendance to “grow wild,” according to the New York Daily News.
The demand caused the crowd to grow wild. The police were called, and after Beachy refused to leave the school, she was arrested and given a summons for refusing a lawful order.
It is not clear why Noah Gotbaum, president of the District 3 Community Education Council, insisted she turn off the camera.
Nobody is denying that this was a public meeting.