Mon October 10, 2011
Cincinnati Wall Street protesters cited, fined
CINCINNATI(AP) - Cincinnati protesters who are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement say they've been fined for refusing to leave a city park.
A statement from leaders of Occupy Cincinnati say in 22 demonstrators were issued citations and each fined more than a hundred dollars late Sunday when they chose to stay in downtown's Piatt (PY'-at) Park after police told them to leave.
As in other states, the Cincinnati protesters say most of the nation's wealth is controlled by just 1 percent of the population and that they represent the other 99 percent.
WCPO-TV reports they were cited under a Cincinnati law requiring protesters to have a permit to stay in a public place after hours.
No arrests have been reported.
The economic demonstrations began in New York, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said protestors were hurting the local economy.
** On Downtown Dayton’s Courthouse square, The Dayton Daily news reports that about a hundred protesters gathered – some wearing Halloween-style masks, carried signs, chanting at cheering at passing motorists.