Police Evict Occupy-Omaha Protesters from Lot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police have arrested three people while evicting Occupy Omaha protesters from a parking lot near downtown.

The Omaha Police Department said officers made loudspeaker announcements around 4 a.m. Thursday to ensure the nine people on the property heard and had a chance to leave before being arrested for criminal trespass on city property.

Two of them immediately refused to leave. A third person later sat in the middle of the lot and said he was staying.

Police say all three were cooperative as they were arrested and taken a few blocks away for booking into the county jail.

The Occupy Omaha group is part of the weeks-old Occupy movement that began in New York, decrying what protesters see as corporate greed and the growing gap between rich and poor.


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