"Occupy" Protestors Arrested At Ron Paul's Iowa Headquarters

Five members of the Occupy the Caucus movement in Des Moines Iowa were arrested this morning while blockading the entrance to Ron Paul's campaign headquarters.

Using their iconic mic-check speaking style, the protestors spoke out against Ron Paul's campaign pledge to close the Environmental Protection Agency if elected.

Sitting arm in arm, the members of the Occupy movement chanted; "We are fighting for the future generations. In order to live we need clean air, clean water, and safe food. Don't dismantle the EPA. We won't allow this business to open before our demands are met."

Police gave the protestors the opportunity to move from the private entrance to the public sidewalk twenty feet away. Some complied, but five refused to move and were arrested.

Many of the occupy demonstrators claimed sympathy, if not outright support for the ideology of Ron Paul, which made this protest especially uncomfortable for both the occupiers and the campaign.

One of the arrested protester's named Clark Davidson claimed to be a Ron Paul precinct captain as he was led away in handcuffs.

"I don't believe with Ron Paul on every single issue...I came to stand with my sisters. I came to address that with the campaign and I just got arrested," Davidson said.

No one from the Paul Campaign was immediately available for comment.

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  • by yippee on Jan 3, 2012 at 05:13 PM
    good arrest them all, put on a barge, sail into the middle of the atlantic, pacific, gulf of mexico, dump in the middle and if they make it back, maybe we will let 'em stay.... or maybe they should just grow up, and quit hoping that someone will take care of them for the rest of their miserable lives.
  • by @OSOC on Jan 1, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    So you have posted inthe past about people using weapons to "save America". Now you have a problem with people getting arrested for blocking an entrance?
  • by Me Location: Everwhere on Dec 30, 2011 at 01:13 AM
    why is it that witn won't post a conservative's post on here
  • by Charles Location: Greenville on Dec 30, 2011 at 12:50 AM
    You people have your heads up your backside. They were arrested for blocking an entrance. Protest can only be held when it doesn't break the law. Blocking an entrance is illegal for anyone. The so called 99% group is just a bunch of lazy people that don't want to work for their own money. I am not rich and I do not want to be included in your 99%, matter of fact it is only about 1% of the population that are calling themselves the 99%.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 08:38 PM
    they do know that the wealthiest members of congress are democrat dont they?? probably not
  • by Go, Ron! Go! on Dec 29, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    I hope this man is elected. Boy does the USA need a man like him.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    Obama's on the side of the people annoyed at the system too. And when they protested in front of his Iowa offices, none of the Obama people called the police to have them arrested..­....unlike Paul's people having these 5 arrested. Hmm....who­'s REALLY on the side of defending the rights to protest?
  • by Jackiej on Dec 29, 2011 at 05:47 PM
    Ummmm how many Occupiers show up wearing guns at their rallies? But, yet, they are being arrested? Why is it the Republicans hate and want these people arrested? These are people from all walks of life, all races, all being frustrated with the 1% manipulating everything including having them arrested.
  • by obamanot on Dec 29, 2011 at 05:05 PM
    We Need Clean Air,Clean Water,And Safe Food?I think we have heard this libterdialism enough whenever these dolts open their mouth.To bad they are alive and kicking because we have never had clean air,clean water,and safe food before!Yep,every republican,every conservative in america don't care about their wife,kids,grandkids.Never,Never,Ever!We want to kill our own selfs off just like the guys in the hood.How the liberal media can get away with such bias should be against the law.It is called slander brain washing X's 300 million.On antoher note,I personally dont like Ron Paul.He is a nut in my eyes.Please people in America,do not make Ron Paul the next president.Oh wait,I guess something is better than NOTHING!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    How many Tea party protester have been arrested? How many Occupiers have been arrested? Barrack Obama should be impeached for inciting chaos through his his class warfare rhetoric.
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