As Wells was put into a San Rafael Police Department squad car outside the auditorium, Green Party spokeswoman Marnie Glickman said the arrest was "anti-Democratic." Glickman said she and Wells both had tickets to the debate.
Wells was taken up the street to a mobile command center, where police referred questions to headquarters. A spokeswoman was expected to address reporters later this evening.
PHOTO CAPTION: Janet Kobren, of Oakland wears a mask over her mouth in a protest over the omission of Green Party candidate Laura Wells from the third gubernatorial debate at Dominican University in San Rafael, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Democrat Jerry Brown will face off against Republican Meg Whitman in their third and final debate. (AP Photo/ Rich Pedroncelli)