Occupy Charlotte protester arrested for camping in uptown

Occupy Charlotte protester arrested for camping in uptown

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 5:45 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One Occupy protester was arrested on Tuesday morning for camping in uptown.

An Occupy Charlotte protester is in jail after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said she violated the city's camping ordinance early Tuesday morning.

Debora Alexander was camping in a tent on the Old City Hall lawn with three other protesters when law enforcement informed the group they would have to take down their two tents or be arrested. 

Police gave the group time to decide what they wanted to do.  Alexander sat in the tent and that's when she was arrested.  The three others allowed officers to take down the tents, but remained on the lawn.

Tuesday marked the anniversary when Occupy campers took over the City Hall lawn one year ago. 

NBC Charlotte's Katie Killen is in uptown gathering more details on this story.

 

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