Occupy Fort Worth Protestors Arrested For Refusing To Pack Up Tent
FORT WORTH (AP) – Several Occupy Fort Worth protesters were arrested after refusing to leave a tent that had been unlawfully erected at a park.
Police said four people were arrested Saturday. But Rick Griffin, a Fort Worth lawyer helping providing legal support for the group said that five protesters were arrested.
He says they were released Sunday after posting $750 bail each.
Griffin says they are expected to be charged with interfering with the duties of a public servant, a Class B misdemeanor.
A police report says officers allowed them to leave the tents up during a march with the understanding that they would bring them down after. A city ordinance prohibits tents in the park.
Anywhere from 10 to several dozen protestors have been at the park.
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