Cincinnati Police arrest more than 20 Occupiers at Piatt Park | News
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police moved in around 1:00 a.m. on Friday to arrest some of the protesters of the Occupy Cincinnati movement who have been in Piatt Park on Garfield Place for almost two weeks.
A police officer on the scene told a FOX19 photographer they had arrested somewhere around 21 people for trespassing. Some of the Occupy members were saying the total was 24.
When the police arrived, protesters who didn't want to be arrested left the park and started walking on the surrounding sidewalk, while those remaining were put in zip-tie handcuffs and loaded onto a Sheriff's Department bus and driven away.
A large group of protesters provided a loud sound track while the arrests were made. Both police and protesters were calm during the arrests.
Police said Public Works employees would collect personal property left behind by the protesters and put it in storage to be claimed later.
The protest started on October 8th when a group of people marched from Piatt Park to Fountain Square, where they held a rally and camped out, in a protest that was fashioned after the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City. They then went to Piatt Park and had been there ever since.
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