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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 02:36 PM
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Occupy Honolulu protesters arrested in Thomas Square
on twitter hashtag #OccupyHonolulu
Honolulu Star-Advertiser http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/133313283.html?id=133313283

Police arrested roughly a half dozen protesters after organizers of the Occupy Honolulu movement attempted to establish an encampment at Thomas Square.

Some 20 police officers arrived late Saturday at the park near downtown Honolulu. Members of Occupy Honolulu had said earlier Saturday that they planned to begin camping at the park starting at its 10 p.m. closing time.

About 40 protesters had gathered at the site when authorities told them to leave.A number of those arrested had refused to leave when asked.

The Honolulu protesters are part of a broader movement that is largely demonstrating against disparities in the nations economic system.

Honolulu organizers said they also stood in solidarity with the homeless who are being forced from the streets and parks as the city prepares this week to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.



Seattle Times via AP http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2016701001_apusoccupyhonolulu.html#.TrauxbeB1XY.twitter

HONOLULU

Police have arrested roughly a half dozen protesters after organizers of the Occupy Honolulu movement attempted to establish an encampment at a local park.

Some 20 police officers arrived late Saturday at the city's Thomas Square. Members of Occupy Honolulu had said earlier Saturday that they planned to begin camping at the park starting at its 10 p.m. closing time. About 40 protesters were gathered at the site when authorities began telling them to leave.

A number of those arrested had refused to leave when asked.

The Honolulu protesters are part of a broader movement that is largely demonstrating against disparities in the nation's economic system.

Honolulu organizers said they also stood "in solidarity" with the homeless who are being forced from the streets and parks as the city prepares this week to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
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