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SC protesters arrested trying to camp in park

Published: Wed, November 23, 2011 @ 9:15 a.m.

SC protesters arrested trying to camp in park

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Several Occupy Charleston protesters have been arrested after trying to spend the night in a downtown park.

Charleston police arrested more than half a dozen people early this morning in Marion Square. College of Charleston student Josh Richmond told the Post and Courier of Charleston that police formed a “body wall” and arrested anyone still in the park after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Mayor Joe Riley told protesters Monday they were not allowed to stay in the park after 11 p.m. But after police found more than two dozen protesters there with sleeping bags, the group was allowed to stay in the park that night.

Protesters who tried to spend the night Tuesday were arrested.

Those arrested were awaiting a bond hearing today.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Ah the injustice of it all ! We have plenty of room at the McGuffy Mall . Come on up and hang out . . . ..

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2Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

These occupy protesters should get RFID chipped and clipped so they cannot breed.

These folks are a menace to society in part because they are clearly unorganized and have no actual message other than "Don't Obey the Law".

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3Constructor(105 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

I'm with you, Askmeificare! They should get beaten and jailed for peacefully assembling on public property because it's not only unconstitutional, but unpatriotic as hell!

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4theoldwrench(243 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@care We will all be rfid soon enough like you socialist want. But then you would not object right. You sound like Fakenews who said veterns who protest are unpatriotic Why does want them to stop are you afraid they might be right

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