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2 years 4 months ago

Occupy protests cost taxpayers money

In some cities, occupy protests cost taxpayers millions of dollars. In Los Angeles, the price tag has nearly doubled to $5 million. City officials say they underestimated the need for police overtime and the clean up of parks. A two-month camp in Los Angeles closed in late November. In...

2 years 6 months ago

Occupy Denver protests get violent, 5 arrested

Police in Denver have arrested five Occupy protesters for tagging vehicles in downtown. According to KUSA, those protesters were arrested for tagging police vehicles, public buses and private vehicles. Denver Police say the 60-70 protesters got in a black-boc formation and started to throw balloons filled with urine...

2 years 7 months ago

Police: 11 arrested at Occupy DC site

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities say 11 people have been arrested in Washington's McPherson Square since Park Police began clearing away tents from one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites. David Schlosser, who is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday that one of those arrested was charged...

2 years 8 months ago

Occupy protest planned for Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement will meet outside the Capitol in Washington for what participants hope will become the largest gathering of Occupy activists from around the country. Participants say they plan to decry the influence of corporate money in politics and show...

2 years 9 months ago

Authorities removing Occupy protestors

BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities in full riot gear have been removing Occupy Baltimore protesters from a downtown plaza where they have been camped out for months. Baltimore City police moved into McKeldin Square around 3:30 a.m this morning. The raid appeared to be peaceful. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued...

2 years 9 months ago

Occupy San Fran tents torn down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr says officers dismantled over 100 tents at an Occupy protest in a downtown plaza Wednesday morning. In an early morning news conference broadcast by KCBS, Suhr said they were trying to separate personal belongings from the trash. There...

2 years 9 months ago

Occupy arrest made in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police have begun arresting a group of roving marchers who left the Occupy Philadelphia encampment near City Hall after officers evicted protesters. Police began pulling down tents at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday after telling demonstrators they had to leave. A group of protesters who left Dilworth...

2 years 9 months ago

Occupy Grand Junction targets Black Friday

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Occupy protesters in Grand Junction are hoping to convince shoppers to stay away from large retailers during the holidays. Members plan to demonstrate at the Mesa Mall on Thanksgiving night as shoppers line up for Black Friday deals. Their message is "Buy local...

2 years 9 months ago

CO Springs Occupy permit running out

Colorado Springs Occupy protestors are running out of time on their city permit for Acacia Park. The 30-day permit is set to end Sunday night at midnight. Protestors say they've put in a full request for another permit, but haven't heard back yet from anyone with the city. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Occupy Portland Protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities in Oregon have ordered anti-Wall Street protesters to clear a street and sidewalk they were blocking, and the demonstrators are obeying. Police in Portland instructed the protesters early Sunday to move into one of two adjacent parks where they had set up camp. The...

2 years 10 months ago

Occupy Colorado Springs braving storm

Occupy Colorado Spring still going strong, even though the temperatures have dropped and snow has fallen in the Springs. Jason Warf, part of Occupy Colorado Springs, says last night around ten people braved the cold in the tents that are set-up in the permitted area near Acacia Park. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Colo Springs protesters granted 30 day permit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Wall Street protesters in Colorado Springs have been granted a 30-day permit to erect tents, tables and chairs, and a portable toilet on a portion of a downtown park. City spokeswoman Mary Scott says such long-term permits are usually issued for permanent structures, such as...

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