Recently posted footage by documentary company Kartemquin Films shows Sanders as a 21-year-old University of Chicago student being grabbed by police and hauled off to a police wagon in 1963.
Sanders was arrested while staging a civil rights sit-in.
After the footage was posted online The Chicago Tribune discovered a photo in its archives showing the arrest.
Sanders’ campaign confirmed to the Tribune and to The New York Times that the young man being arrested is in fact the presidential candidate.
(ed:..the news report from the time state that sanders was one of the ‘organisers’ of said demo..heh..!..sanders entrenches even further/deeper his credibility with the young..
..and won’t hurt his credibility with the african-american vote either..seeing the protest was against segregation..
..in fact the sanders-campaign should saturate the south with ads featuring that footage..(which i am sure they will..)..credibility-on-a-stick..eh..?)