Morgen on November 12, 2011 at 7:06 am
This happened overnight, from St. Louis Today:
Police moved into the Occupy St. Louis protest at Kiener Plaza about 12:30 a.m. Saturday and took about 20 protesters into custody.
The arrests came about 15 minutes after officers warned protesters that anyone who refused to leave the downtown plaza would be arrested.
The crowd of Occupy St. Louis protesters had shrunk to about 100. Of them, about 25 indicated they were willing to be taken into custody.
“None of us are choosing to be arrested,” said Brian Staack, one of the protesters, just before he was taken into custody. “We are choosing to maintain our occupation and our right to peaceably assemble.”
No Brian, you chose to be arrested unlike the 75 other protesters who had enough sense to leave when told.
Here’s some video from the scene:
I only hope that things go this peacefully if the police move to shut down the Occupy encampments in Portland, Oakland, and/or LA this weekend as rumored.
Also from CBS St. Louis:
Within minutes of the arrests, protest organizers were already taking donations for bail money.
Leeches all the way to the end.
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