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Wisconsin news photographer arrested at Occupy event


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee newspaper says one of its photographers has been arrested while covering a rally connected to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Kristyna Wentz-Graff texted the newsroom Wednesday to say she was being arrested. Three others were also arrested.

The circumstances of the arrests weren't immediately clear. A Milwaukee police spokeswoman tells The Associated Press she's looking into the matter.

Wentz-Graff was covering a rally near the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Students there had been encouraged to walk out of classes Wednesday in solidarity with the Occupy organization in Oakland, Calif., which had called for a wide-reaching general strike.

The Oakland protests became a rallying point last week after an Iraq War veteran originally from Wisconsin was injured there in clashes between protesters and police.

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