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UPDATE: Occupy Sacramento's Cindy Sheehan arrested after protest

12:42 PM, Oct 16, 2011   |    comments
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  • Cindy Sheehan mugshot, courtesy of Sacramento Police Department
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Saturday night. "She was charged with remaining after a lawful dispersal order and for being in the park after hours," said Officer Laura Peck of the Sacramento Police Department.

In response to Sheehan's arrest, Occupy Sacramento sent protestors to picket at the County Jail Sunday morning.

Sheehan spoke at Occupy Sacramento Saturday. Organizers reported this local rally joined the more than 1000 national Occupy protests across the country.

Attendees were scheduled to march from Cesar Chavez Park to the Capitol and downtown banks.

A statement from Occupy Wallstreet said:

"From America to Asia, from Africa to Europe, people are rising up to claim their rights and demand a true democracy.
Now it is time for all of us to join in a global non violent protest. The ruling powers work for the benefit of just a few, ignoring the will of the vast majority and the human and environmental price we all have to pay. This intolerable situation must end.

"United in one voice, we will let politicians, and the financial elites they serve, know it is up to us, the people, to decide our future. We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers who do not represent us. On October 15th, we will meet on the streets to initiate the global change we want. We will peacefully demonstrate, talk and organize until we make it happen."

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