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OccupySacramento Day 3: 14 Arrested Early Sunday Morning
The Sacramento Police Department continues its repression against the freedom of speech and assembly. Fourteen more people were arrested after midnight on October 9.
* UPDATE * 1:30 a.m.
URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2011
Contacts: Cres Vellucci 916/996-9170; Sara Brooks 916/212-3709
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DAY 3: OccupySacramento
14 ARRESTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING
TOTAL ARRESTED SINCE THURSDAY NOW 35
SACRAMENTO, Ca. – Fourteen more people –including a teacher and veteran – were arrested late Saturday night/Sunday morning (arrests started around midnight Saturday and ended about 1:10 am) at Cesar Chavez Park, the site of OccupySacramento.
That brings the total arrested since Thursday to 35 (20 arrested Thursday, 1 Friday and 14 Saturday).
All are being charged with 409 of the penal code (failure to leave the scene of an unlawful protest or riot), a misdemeanor.
OccupySac is in its third straight day of occupation. About 500 people attended Thursday, Oct. 6 on the first day, and slightly more Oct. 7. Several hundred more showed up Saturday
Late Friday night, one person was arrested standing quietly at the entrance the park with a sign that read simply: "What about the 1st Amendment"? He was taken to jail.
Thursday 20 people were arrested around midnight for not leaving the park as ordered by police. They were jailed for 6-12 hours after being charged with misdemeanor "failure to disperse." They refused to leave the city's Cesar Chavez Park after an 11 PM curfew, calling it unconstitutional.
OccupySacramento will be back at the Cesar Chavez Park at 5 a.m. Sunday.
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