Regional
1:24 pm
Mon October 10, 2011

Wall Street Protesters Forced To Move

Albuquerque – Police have removed around three dozen "Occupy Albuquerque" protesters from their University of New Mexico campsite.

The Daily Lobo reports (http://bit.ly/pjS2Uk) that about 20 UNM and state police officers showed up at midnight Sunday with plastic zip handcuffs and canine units and informed protesters that they would have to leave the university.

Protesters, who have been camping out on campus since Oct. 1, left the site and no arrests were reported.

UNM spokeswoman Karen Wentworth said UNM officials repeatedly told protesters they were not allowed to stay on campus overnight because it violates school's policy and was unsafe for protesters.

Protesters said they will return to the site with more people.

The protest was part of a number of national protests against Wall Street.

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Information from: Daily Lobo, http://www.dailylobo.com


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