Las Vegas News Photographer Arrested at Trump Protest

Protesters across the country took to the streets demanding that President Trump do what he said he would do, release his taxes. 

One of the protests was held in front of Trump's hotel in Las Vegas. Reports say that by and large the protest was peaceful and while some people were detained, none were arrested....except for a News Photographer for KLAS. 

Cops clamped the cuffs on KLAS shooter Nebyou Solomon. They later released this statement as to why the Photog was arrested? 

"The LVMPD is committed to transparency and creating and maintaining public trust. We work with our local media partners, including KLAS TV on a routine basis. Today, during what was otherwise a peaceful protest in front of the Trump International Hotel, Mr. Nebyou Solomon was arrested.

 While Mr. Solomon was working in an official capacity as a member of the media, he was recording the event from what was determined to be private property which belongs to the Fashion Show Mall. Fashion Show Mall security officers requested that he not film from their property and when he refused, notified LVMPD officers who were already present at the event. Upon contact by officers, Mr. Solomon was uncooperative and refused to provide his personal identifying information, in violation of NRS 171.123. Mr. Solomon was told he would be issued a misdemeanor citation for Trespass to which he replied that he would not sign – a violation of NRS 171.177. Because of his refusal, Mr. Solomon was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked accordingly."

The Nexstar owned station later released a statement about the arrest of their employee. 

KLAS General Manager Lisa Howfield:

"Today, one of our employees, an experienced and respected photojournalist Neb Solomon, was arrested by Metro police officers, charged with trespassing and obstruction. Neb was doing his job, carrying out an assignment given to him by his news managers, covering a news event of considerable interest to the community. We support Neb and the rights of all journalists to report from the scene of newsworthy events.  While some details surrounding this arrest are still being gathered, we are fully prepared to take the appropriate steps based on the facts and governing laws."

Video of the arrest was posted to Twitter: