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Occupy STL protesters released after being arrested at Kiener Plaza for curfew violation

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(KMOV.com) -- Some of the protesters with Occupy STL who were arrested Wednesday night in Kiener Plaza were released from jail on Thursday afternoon.

Early Thursday morning, police moved in on protesters who have been camping in Kiener Plaza since Saturday and made some arrests.

Police officers arrested and cuffed 10 protesters who refused to leave the plaza after officers issued citations throughout the week.  Police said the protesters were arrested without incident for violation of  park curfew.  According to a city ordinance, nobody is allowed in the park after 10 p.m.  

On Wednesday, some protesters decided to move their tents to city sidewalks in order to avoid a citation.
The protesters represent a group named OccupyStL.  They started a local protest much like the one seen on Wall Street.  According to OccupySTL.org, OccupySTL is a citizen group taking a stand against greed and corruption by harnessing the power of mass occupation in an attempt to restore democracy and justice in America.

The group promises even more protests at offices and corporations, media outlets, federal agencies, financial institutions and at offices of elected officials. No times or dates are know for the additional protests.

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