Election 2012: Presidential Debate Coverage

Video: Prior to the start of the debate, two Green Party members are arrested on campus
during a protest. (Video via Long Island Report)

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By Joanna Sapienza
Long Island Report
@lireport | @hofstrau

Posted: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Civic debate isn’t the only democratic process on display in Hempstead today. Several hours before the start of the debate, various activist groups gathered across from the main entrance of Hofstra University to exercise their First Amendment rights.

Representatives from various activist groups, including PETA and the Socialist Alternative, gathered on the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue.

After gathering alongside the other groups, Jill Stein, a Green Party candidate for president, along with her running mate Cheri Honkala, attempted to gain access to the debate hall. Stein was denied entrance to the campus by Hofstra representatives because she did not have credentials. Eventually police barricaded the entrance.

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