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The Femo: Are presidential debates exclusive?

Jill Stein

by Ashleigh McEvoy

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested outside Hofstra University Oct. 16 as they attempted to enter the second presidential debate. A video of the incident shows the two women declare they were there to “bring the courage of those excluded from our politics to this mock debate, this mockery of democracy” and then attempt to proceed toward the building. When their path was obstructed by police officers, Stein and Honkala sat down in the parking lot, refusing to move. They were charged with disorderly conduct and held in jail for hours.