More than two dozen police officers in the university town of Chapel Hill have rushed a vacant car dealership and arrested protesters who were inside.
The News & Observer reports that officers carrying semi-automatic weapons rushed the building at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers pointed rifles at those standing outside and ordered them to put their faces on the ground. Police also surrounded and cleared the building.
Eight people who were inside the building were handcuffed and transported by bus to the police station. An officer at the scene said they would be charged with breaking and entering. Those standing outside were let go after their photos were taken.
Police said Sunday that they learned Saturday through a book fair associated with the Occupy encampment in Chapel Hill that about 70 people had broken into the former dealership.