Arrests In Occupy Baltimore Protest

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Steve Fermier


WBAL’s Steve Fermier reports on the arrests in Baltimore last night.  

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Six Occupy Baltimore members were arrested for trespassing at the site of a proposed juvenile detention center.

State troopers and city police officers in riot gear moved to disband the group last night that had set up what they were calling a classroom at the site of a proposed juvenile detention center in East Baltimore.

Authorities said they were trespassing on private property at the location along East Madison Street.

One protestor said the effort was meant to make the point that money for jails should go toward education.

The Occupy Baltimore group had planned to set up an encampment for no more than five days.

Those arrested included four men and two women.

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