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3:26 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

7 Arrests At Occupy El Paso

El Paso – Police say seven people have been arrested at an Occupy El Paso campsite in a peaceful removal of the protesters.

El Paso police spokesman Darrel Petry (PEE'-tree) says no one was injured during the arrests early Tuesday at San Jacinto Plaza.

Petry says the seven El Paso residents are accused of misdemeanor unlawful camping in a city park and also being in a public park after hours.

Petry told The Associated Press that tents being used by the demonstrators have been removed, since the group's camping permit recently expired.

Petry had no information on attorneys for the seven suspects, who remained in custody Tuesday.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.