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.
Number of Occupy protesters arrested as of right now: