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Police Arrest Protestors on St. Louis Bridge

by Jim Salter
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Occupy St. Louis protestors rally at Kiener Plaza with labor union members

Occupy St. Louis protestors rally at Kiener Plaza with labor union members

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ST. LOUIS (AP) At least a dozen Occupy St. Louis protesters were arrested after their attempt to block the entrance to a Mississippi River bridge on the two-month anniversary of the Occupy movement.
Police were waiting on several hundred protesters when the throng arrived at the Martin Luther King Bridge shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. About 15 to 20 protesters then sat down cross-legged, with their arms locked.
Officers moved in and arrested them when they refused to move. They offered no resistance.
The crowd of protesters included labor unions and other sympathizers who marched from Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis to the bridge.
Members of Occupy St. Louis had camped in the plaza for several weeks before early Saturday, when police took down the tents and arrested demonstrators for curfew violations.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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