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Occupy Protester Released From Jail Says She Won’t Be Back

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The first Occupy St. Louis protestor who bonded out of jail, Saturday, after being arrested for a curfew violation overnight. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

The first Occupy St. Louis protestor who bonded out of jail, Saturday, after being arrested for a curfew violation overnight. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Occupy St. Louis protesters have made another move.

Shortly after 1 pm Saturday, a group of 20 protesters met in Kiener Plaza downtown and marched to the city jail down the street, were they held a vigil for the 27 occupy protesters arrested at Kiener Plaza early Saturday for curfew violation.

When police arrived in the plaza shortly after midnight, most protesters left on their own, but the 27 who remained were arrested without incident.

KMOX’s Brad Choat, on the scene outside the jail Saturday afternoon  reports one of the protesters was released shortly before 2 pm.  She is a 37-year-old woman from St. Jacob, Illinois who says she was kept in a cell with eight other women, including two non-protest prisoners.

The woman who was released says jail conditions were terrible and adds that, while she’ll be back in Kiener Plaza during the day, she’ll  be leaving before the 10pm curfew time to keep from being arrested again.

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