Asheville police arrest Vets after midnight in Veterans Day protest downtown

 On November 11, 2011 persons identifying themselves as Occupy Asheville held a vigil at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville. Approximately 40 persons attended the vigil which began at 9:30 pm. The park where Vance Monument is located closes at 10:pm, at 11:15 pm the persons attending the vigil were advised that the park was closed and remaining was a violation of the trespassing law. At 11:56 pm Asheville Police Officers gave a second warning to those remaining, On November 12 at 12:05 am three individuals remained and were arrested for trespassing and transported to the Buncombe County Detention Facility where all three were charged and released on a written promise to appear in court. All three arrested stated they were veterans, at this time this is not confirmed.


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10 years ago

These are the same people who would not arrest the saggie breasted water fountain strippers and kiddie porn supporters?