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NY Daily News


Filmmaker arrested during city protest



Alex Jones, a fringe filmmaker who believes President Bush was responsible for 9/11, was arrested last night by the NYPD.

Jones, 33, of Austin, Tex., was charged with operating a bullhorn without a permit during a protest at Sixth Ave. and 48th St. about 8:30 p.m., cops said. Two other people were issued summonses for disorderly conduct during Jones' arrest, police said.

Cops provided no further details.

But a fellow protester, Lamarr Johnson, 27, of the South Bronx, said the group had seized the opportunity to crash a live TV show featuring Geraldo Rivera at the site. "It was ... guerrilla information warfare," Johnson said.

Jones is closely linked to the 9/11 Truth Movement, which believes the British government carried out the 2005 London subway bombings, among other far-out theories.

Xana O'Neill and Melissa Grace