5 Occupy Protesters Arrested at Ron Paul's Iowa HQ

Demonstrators are launching protests against all the candidates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2011 5:56 PM CST
Occupy protesters disrupt a rally by Ron Pau in Des Moines yesterday. A handful were arrested today during a rally at his Iowa headquarters.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – Five Occupy protesters were arrested today outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of Ron Paul as the group continued its protest against Republican candidates and President Obama. The five were cited with trespassing and later released after they refused repeated requests to leave Paul's campaign office in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny.

The action came a day after seven protesters were arrested outside Mitt Romney's Des Moines headquarters, and Occupy spokeswoman Danielle Ryun said more protests, and probably arrests, will come. "They're all going to get equal play on this," Ryun said. "We are very disillusioned with every candidate." The protest at the Paul headquarters was aimed at his proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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