OccupySTL Protesters Arrested

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Photo: Chad Garrison
A scene from inside the Kiener Park occupation on Tuesday night.
St. Louis police reportedly arrested ten people last night associated with the OccupySTL protest that has been camped out in Kiener Plaza since Saturday.

According to OccupySTL's facebook and blog, around 70 uniformed officers swept into the downtown St. Louis park just before midnight Wednesday, arresting the protesters for violating the park's 10 p.m. curfew. Earlier in the day police issued about a half-dozen citations to protesters, warning them that they were in violation of the curfew.

This morning OccupySTL protesters have already reconvened inside Kiener Plaza, which is officially open to the public from 6 a.m to 10 p.m. As Daily RFT reported yesterday, the group doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon.

Here, though, is what we don't understand about last night's arrests:

With all the other crime in St. Louis, do 70 police officers really need to waste their time arresting peaceful protesters? On the other hand, do the protesters really need to spend the night in the park to get their message across? (Asides from a Cardinals' night game, there ain't a lot of people downtown after 10 p.m. to even take note of the protest.) Then again, would getting a good night's sleep at home contradict an "occupation" of St. Louis?

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ACHTUNG
ACHTUNG

The protestors should be carrying signs that say:

ACHTUNG JUDEN!

tired of your troll tactics
tired of your troll tactics

and the corporations stooges come in here with their nazi talk to try to discredit the movement.  Jews, Gentiles, Nazi's, White, Orange have noting to do with it.  Corporations should not have the same rights as individuals and be placed above individuals.   

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

The protesters are doing a good job of getting their message out. The arrests only help. But I am still not sure what the message is except that too few people own all the wealth and control everything.

Chris McKenzie
Chris McKenzie

I think the message is also about the corruption that seems to go hand in hand with said wealth and control.

Sol_Goldbergenstein
Sol_Goldbergenstein

The message is

 "TO END JEWISH SUPREMACY IN AMERICA ONCE AND FOR ALL - TOO MANY GENTILES HAVE BEEN FLEECED AND KILLED IN JEWISH WARS FOR JEWISH SUPREMACY TO BE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IN CONTROL OF AMERICA!"

Live_Free
Live_Free

I couldn't agree more. Some of my best friends are targeting jewish supremacy for extinction,

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

No you stupid fuck, that is not the message unless you are a knuckle dragging nazi wannabe skinhead fuckstick. Take off your caps lock you fucking retarded fucking pussy.

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

Guess I struck a nerve. So what kind of  knuckle dragging nazi wannabe skinhead fuckstick are you? The white trash kind that resides in Lemay and tries to kill teenagers with a pickaxe in a mall parking lot, or the kind that thinks he's american history x and gets butt raped in prison by a bunch of big black guys. I'm guessing the latter and your just pissed that you enjoyed it so much.

IHateCitywiggers
IHateCitywiggers

You need a smash in the mouth to teach you some manners!

Pokey
Pokey

You will be swept up in the coming firestorm and cast in to the darkness that you live in, forever!

Guest
Guest

Nice of the police to wait for the day after the game to avoid the extra negative press.

your mom's mom
your mom's mom

So...does the 10PM curfew not apply to the homeless at Lucas Park?  I say just move in with them and force the hand of the police.  If the protesters have to go, the homeless do too, or face arrest.  This selective enforcement of laws is another example of the biases and corruption of the St. Louis Police Department.

Sol_Goldbergenstein
Sol_Goldbergenstein

Let's hope more people will come together to support stamping out ugly vile jewish supremacy once and for all.

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