26 Occupy protesters arrested in Center City

Posted: July 03, 2012

Police arrested 26 Occupy movement members during a protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center Sunday night.

The 20 men and six women were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing traffic during the protest on the 1200 block of Race Street, police said.

A video link provided by Occupy Philadelphia showed bicycle police officers corralling the demonstrators before arresting them in an orderly fashion.

Protesters affiliated with the Occupy movement have converged on Philadelphia from different parts of the country for what is billed as the group's first National Gathering, a 5-day event based at Independence Mall that is timed to coincide with the Fourth of July.

Those arrested were to be released after being processed at Police Headquarters, at 8th and Race Streets.

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