Downtown St. Louis Protestors Free From Jail

Maria Keena

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Members of the group Occupy St. Louis have been released from jail after being arrested at Kiener Plaza in a downtown St. Louis.

Police rounded up the protesters early Thursday for curfew violations after they ignored warnings to vacate the park by 10 Wednesday night.  All of the protesters were freed by late this afternoon.

A police spokeswoman reports 10 people were arrested. But Colleen Kelly of Occupy St. Louis put the number at eleven, saying a homeless person who supports the movement was also arrested.

Occupy St. Louis has conducted several demonstrations outside financial institutions in St. Louis, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.

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