NC Police Arrest 6 Anti-Wall Street Protesters

Police say at least six protesters taking part in an anti-Wall Street march in North Carolina's capital are facing charges after their arrest.

Raleigh Police Capt. G.B. Dixon said Saturday the six protesters were part of a group of about 20 or 30 who blocked Raleigh's downtown Hillsborough Street and refused to move when police commanded.

Dixon said the six were being booked and he didn't know the charges they face.

WNCN reported the demonstrators were marching from the state Capitol Building to the campsite a few blocks away that Occupy Raleigh has maintained since Thanksgiving.

Eight people affiliated with Occupy Raleigh protests were arrested in October when authorities cleared a sidewalk next to the Capitol grounds.


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  • by To 40some Location: enc on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:18 PM
    First: Study political science. Second: In theory, there are different examples of Marxism: Socialism, Communism, Anarchy, and Nazism. In practice, the differences are more clearly seen and these groups do NOT always get along! Why don't you look up the event in Greensboro, NC, when the KKK and the Nazi party killed 6 Communists and other anti-Klan members who were demonstrating? To call anyone who is a minority a Nazi is to show how little you know! There is NO pure socialist country in practice today. Norway and Sweden have many government-owned programs-but they also have a capitalistic market. If you would compare life in these countries to that of life in China or North Korea-again, you are showing your ignorance! ie. there is no animal who fits the bill as a communist, socialist, and nazi-no matter how many times you call them that! Most communist countries today are, in reality, a combination of communist/dictatorships-and Russia is not considered one of them.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 19, 2011 at 08:15 PM in reply to To 40some
      I am assuming you are making excuses to me as no other poster addressed this. Go online and learn about about this, they will come together with the muslim terrorist to bring down America anyway they can and we know about it. Now, why don't you? Why is this the first you heard about this issue? I took political science....I also know how to read and use the internet, live by my example and keep up...you are really out of touch with what is coming without a fight first.
  • by Petey Pirate on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:03 AM
    Lock em all up ^ give the filthy mongrels a bath and a haircut.
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      by 250 on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:08 AM in reply to Petey Pirate
      Send them to Parris Island and give them free airfare to Iran!
  • by 40some on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:58 PM
    Was it the now forgotten campaign promise of free collge education that started this?
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      by 250 on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:07 AM in reply to 40some
      Whole lot of other forgotten promises in this admin.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    The anarchy that Bbarrack Obama instigated with his classwarfare rhetoric is only beginning, vote this fool out of office in 2012, before it is too late.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 02:19 AM in reply to
      This country is headed in the wrong direction. We need new leadership at the top. Be it Republican or Democrat we need to vote president Obama out of office peacefully.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    When are they going to release all the Tea Party protestors that were arrested?????? .....Wait, there weren't any!
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      by To Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:55 PM in reply to
      Hey, many of them were "packing" guns! It would have been too dangerous to arrest them!
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        by Tarzan on Dec 18, 2011 at 10:09 PM in reply to To Anonymous
        The was 1 with a slung rifle, but I guess to some that is "many".
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          by Superman on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:47 AM in reply to Tarzan
          What is a slung rifle?If you mean slug gun then a rifle it is not either.It is a shot gun with a slug barrel.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:39 AM in reply to Tarzan
          Hey Stuperman, a SLUNG rifle is one that is carried on the shoulder by means of a rifle strap. It has nothing to do with what it shoots or the type of rifle it is. PS all rifles shoot slugs. They are better known as bullets.
  • by Grumpy on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    I really like how they arrested all those people, then appointed someone as a spokesperson for the police, and he can't even tell what the people were charged with, because he doesn't know. If they don't know what they are arresting people for, should they be able to make an arrest, and then try to come up with charges? If they have charges, why appoint this guy to talk for the police and not give him the information before he starts making statements? They couldn't hold off for the 10 minutes it would take this guy to make a call and find out? Or maybe they did just arrest now, with the intent of finding a way to keep them in jail later.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:20 PM in reply to Grumpy
      It's called being disruptive in a public place, to wit: public street or highway. There are several charges that could apply.
  • by Jail on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    I walked by the protest last week, they had peed and pooped all over the place!
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      by and... on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:41 AM in reply to Jail
      I think that was from your dog.
  • by Bearslayer Location: Choco on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    As a former united states marine , I am reminded of the line " takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing " . I fought for their right to protest . I applaud the citizens that stand up for their convictions . Siemper Fi
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      by Ex Marine on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM in reply to Bearslayer
      Just because the gov helped you out by letting you enlist, doesn't give you a pulpit. I am a vet too, does not mean I am special. You didn't fight for their right to protest, idiot!
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        by To Ex Marine on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:57 PM in reply to Ex Marine
        We ALL have the right to protest. If you don't know even that much about this democracy you supposedly fought for-maybe you should shot less and study more!
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      by Cboy on Dec 18, 2011 at 02:49 PM in reply to Bearslayer
      Bearslayer can't say I know any marine that would not capitalise the U and S in the United States.
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        by To cboy on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:58 PM in reply to Cboy
        Read these posts long? You see a lot worse than capitalization errors. Got anything else to "nit-pick""?
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        by 250 on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:04 AM in reply to Cboy
        Ahhhh The side effects of dumbing down by little hand held devices to "text". And the hurry hurry mentality of a whole society. We are witnessing "change" right before our very eyes. Personally "I" DO NOT deal with change well. The Marine has the correct point. We service men and woman also have fought so the little guys can voice an opinion. We may or may not agree.
  • by and... on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    how come you could interview a republican , or red china commie official and they both will have the same view on protesting. - THIS IS AMERICA WHERE YOU DO HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTEST THE GOVERNMENT _ IF YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT MOVE TO NORTH KOREA.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:33 AM in reply to and...
      You missed the point. Your progressive liberals are the ones that want to dominate and control the PC world of America. They are the ones supporting communists, socialist and muslim terrorists. The OWS is supported by all of the groups mentioned plus David Duke. Protest all you want but when you break the law, you go to jail. Laying this on republicans is another libterdialism of the left as usual. It won't matter after 2012 when we finish cleaning out DC of the libterds. OWS belongs on the whitehouse lawn where the king of the libterds lives right now. He gave them hope and change....I hope they enjoy it!
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        by T3Zox on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:07 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Troll.
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          by and... on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:40 AM in reply to T3Zox
          Troll with a tinfoil hat. He is really upset because he cannot find the genaric canidate in the GOP Klown car and the show is about over .
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        by To Snake on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:06 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        You sit here and accuse liberals of supporting communists, socialists, and muslim terrorists? How dare you? First of all socialists and communists do not get along!! They are not the same, but you are too ignorant to even know that! Secondly, there are hundreds of unarmed Christians in these protests, and you dare to judge God's children? Where are the bankers' jail cells? Where are the corrupts investment banksers' jail cells? But you want to attack college students? You are not only ignorant, but to attack students with pepper gas is pure cowardice! Look up what our "forefathers" who protested against the thrown were called? How do you think this country got started in the first place? You, who claim to know history dare sit here and deny others the right to protest. You don't like protests, then go live in China with the rest of your corporate friends! ;
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          by 40some on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:56 PM in reply to To Snake
          USSR? United Soviet Socialist Republic. Are you saying that the communist russians were only claiming to be socialists?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:08 AM in reply to To Snake
          Accuse? No they are the supporters of OWS. Your inability to find this out proves only that you are an Obama voter. You didn't care about his past associations either. Try to be a good citizen and get up to speed.
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        by and... on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:38 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        I wonder how long your China commie friends would let you wear your tinfoil hat if you went over there?? The Grover and tea party are wrecking the country and you whine abot peaceful protestors.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:18 PM in reply to and...
      Peaceful protesting is different than blocking a public street like an idiot.
  • by Melissa Location: Washington on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    Whether you agree with what they are doing or not, the bottom line is that it is a Constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Our forefathers (the men that built this country from scratch) were "eat up in the head with liberal stupidity". They believed that no one should have the right to impose their will on the people like the king had been doing. Every time I see protestors arrested, this is what I think of. I think of all the liberty, all the rights that I am passively giving up. I also think of all the millions of lives that were lost protecting those rights - and now our country is taking them back. But people that believe they are "hippies" or "silver spoon spoiled brats" can't see the greater issue. Our very freedom is being lost every single day.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to Melissa
      They aren't arresting ALL the protesters. They are only arresting those who are actually imposing THEIR will upon the people. I don't feel sorry for ANYONE who tries to force others to accept their way of thinking (right or wrong).
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      by occupy dz nuts on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:43 AM in reply to Melissa
      when people block streets, buildings, traffic, and impede and compromise the safety of others, not to mention causing the loss of biz for those effected by protests they give up their rights. get a permit and do it right and it would not be a problem for people to protest. thats the bottom line.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:35 PM in reply to occupy dz nuts
        Amen. These little "stunts" are only committed to get attention. Much like a spoiled child who is not getting his way. Being dispersed once with a fire hose would change many of their minds about disrupting traffic...and would probably give some of them a much needed bath!
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