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Criminalizing Dissent: 5087 Arrests of Occupy Protesters Confirmed… and Counting

"Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." - First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Number of people confirmed to have been arrested in America, most for nothing more than assembling, speaking, and petitioning for the redress of grievance, as of December 8: 5,087.

A timeline of confirmed arrests of Occupy Protesters, from 9-24 to December 8 2011.  Credit to for the source data.

Number of Occupy protesters arrested as of right now:

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Get confirming sources here, organized by place and date. The same web page features the updating counter image you see here. Thanks to Occupy Arrests for compiling this documentation.

One thought on “Criminalizing Dissent: 5087 Arrests of Occupy Protesters Confirmed… and Counting”

  1. Betty Donnelly says:

    No Banksters yet I wonder why . Gee could it be that Wall ST owns this Country ?
    We need a Third Party but not Americans Elect I smell Wall St Money.

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