Naomi Wolf arrested at NY protest


Feminist author Naomi Wolf has been taken into custody by police at an anti-corporate greed protest outside an award ceremony held to honour New York's governor.

Wolf and a companion were handcuffed outside Skylight Studios in Manhattan where Governor Andrew Cuomo was to accept the "game changer of the year award" from the Huffington Post.

She was detained after ignoring police warnings to stay off the street in front of the building where the awards ceremony was being held and where a crowd of about 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters were rallying.

It is unclear what charges Wolf might face. Most people detained during the protests have been arrested on misdemeanour charges.

Wolf is a political activist and author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America.