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Chicago Cops Bust 130 Occupiers

Protesters refused to clear out of Grant Park after closing
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2011 11:35 AM CDT
Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested for Refusing to Leave Grant Park
Chicago police officers announce to protesters during an Occupy Chicago march and protest at Grant Park that they have to leave or will be arrested in Chicago, early Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

(Newser) – Chicago cops again cracked down on Occupy Chicago last night, arresting 130 protesters who refused to leave Grant Park after it closed at 11pm, reports the Chicago Tribune. Beginning at 1am, police rounded up those in the center of the park, lingering from an earlier protest that attracted an estimated 3,000 people. Other protesters evaded arrest by moving across the street, off of park property. "When I am asked to leave, I will not go far, and I will be back," said one man. "The occupation is not leaving." Police last week rounded up 175 protesters. Click through the gallery below for scenes from Grant Park. (Read more Occupy Wall Street stories.)

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