Police arrest six Occupy Raleigh supporters
Posted December 17, 2011
Updated December 18, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Police say six protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement were arrested in Raleigh Saturday during an impromptu march downtown.
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Saturday the six protesters were part of a group of about 40 or 50 who blocked Hillsborough Street and refused to move to the sidewalks when police commanded.
Garth A. Kiser, 33, of Murphysboro, Ill.; Joshua F. Eng, 27, of Harrisburg, Pa.; Sarah Lynn Handyside, 29, of Anchorage, Alaska; Bo Hyun Han, 29, of Suwanee, Ga.; Dylan Patrick Bozlee, 19, of North Carolina; and Darren Richard Annussek, 36, of Pennsylvania, were taken into custody and charged with failure to disperse.
They have been released on bond.
The demonstrators were marching from the state Capitol Building to the campsite a few blocks away that Occupy Raleigh has maintained since Thanksgiving.
Eight people affiliated with Occupy Raleigh protests were arrested in October when authorities cleared a sidewalk next to the Capitol grounds.
Six others were taken into custody in November for staging a protest at Crabtree Valley Mall.