According to the Tucson Police Department, 20 arrests were made on Wednesday during the “Occupy Tucson” demonstrations at two different parks in the city.
The 20 arrests make a grand total of 351 arrests since the “Occupy Tucson” demonstration began October 15, Tucson Sergeant Maria Hawk tells New Times.
Of the 20 arrests made on Wednesday, 12 were at Armory Park. An additional eight “occupiers” were arrested at Veinte de Agosto Park. Blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
FACTS & FIGURES
The Occupy movement began on September 17 in New York and has spread to over 1,400 cities in the U.S. Police have been harshly cracking down on protesters and have arrested many so far.
On September 24, about 80 people were arrested as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan, police said. Wtoc
On October 1 in New York, more than 700 people from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge.
On October 9 in Iowa, 32 people were arrested while participating in an “Occupy” protest on public land. Raw Story
On October 10 in Boston, more than 50 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement were arrested. Wtoc
On October 12 in San Francisco, police arrested nearly 15 protesters outside of Wells Fargo bank for blocking the doors and allegedly trespassing. Huffington Post
On October 13 in Los Angeles, 11 protesters were arrested at a Bank of America location downtown, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Nbclosangeles
On October 16 in Chicago, police arrested about 175 protesters in an operation to clear the city’s Grant Park of demonstrators camping out in protest against corporate greed. Raw Story
On October 21 in New York, police arrested about 30 protesters including veteran civil rights activist Cornel West during a demonstration by the Occupy Wall Street movement. AFP
On October 21 and 22 in Seattle, two people were arrested as the Occupy Seattle protest entered its fourth consecutive weekend at Seattle’s Westlake Park. Raw Story
On October 23, 130 anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the Occupy Chicago movement were arrested. Time
On October 28, about 50 people were arrested during Occupy San Diego protest and 30 were arrested in Tennessee protests.