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WATCH: Lexington's Jill Stein Arrested at Debate Site

Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'

While President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney had the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University last night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site.

A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy."

According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials.

Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus.

In the video, officers warn Stein and Honkala that they would be arrested if they did not move. And after they ignored those warnings, police arrested them and led them away.

According to a post on PhillyNOW, the Green Party candidates had planned to storm the event, knowing it could get them arrested.

x October 17, 2012 at 02:23 PM
The Green Party was sorely missed in the debates. Jill Stein could have offered a few green roll-in-the-aisle proposals. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III

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