A protestor of the Occupy Atlanta demonstration is arrested after refusing to leave after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing the protestors to camp out in Woodruff Park early Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Some of the latest developments in the Occupy protests taking place in cities across the world:
Occupy Wall Street protesters went to court Wednesday to say the state is trying to silence them by limiting what items they can take to a memorial where they gather outside the Statehouse in Trenton. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, on behalf of the protesters, asked a judge to stop police from enforcing rules against camping gear such as tents and chairs. The state says camping doesn’t fall within the parameters of the First Amendment and it’s trying to ensure the park can be used by everyone and demonstrators don’t damage it. The judge said she’ll rule soon.
Police responded to a downtown Pittsburgh PNC bank branch after employees grew concerned when members of the Occupy Pittsburgh movement entered and began filming their attempts to open accounts. Police say the protesters left the bank late Wednesday afternoon of their own accord and there were no arrests. The branch closed briefly. Occupy Pittsburgh’s website posted a video showing one protester saying part of the “mission” was shutting the bank down.
Police on Wednesday closed a downtown Atlanta park where more than 50 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators had arrested following days of protests. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement that the arrests were made after protesters at Woodruff Park moved from peacefully demonstrating to “increasingly aggressive Login to read more