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Wolf and a companion were led away in handcuffs from the street in front of Skylight Studios in Manhattan.
Inside, the New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, was being presented with the “game changer of the year” award from the Huffington Post website, for which Wolf is a contributor.
She was detained after ignoring police warnings to stay off the street in front of the building and where a crowd of about 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters had gathered.
Wolf had been at the event, hosted by Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and attended by a number of celebrities, including the reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who was presented with a “business leader” award.
The protesters arrived at the event in SoHo to demonstrate their support of a “millionaires’ tax”, which Cuomo, a Democrat, opposes.
According to Ryan Devereaux, a reporter for the liberal TV news organisation Democracy Now, some chanted: “Where is Cuomo? Protecting the 1%!”
There was a dispute with police, who said protesters were blocking the sidewalk. Wolf came and told them they “didn’t need a permit for a megaphone”.
According to another witness, Wolf objected to a police officer’s assertion that the group were blocking the street. “Tell it to the judge,” the officer is reported to have said.