Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Baltimore Police Remove "Occupy Baltimore" Protesters

Around 3:30AM on Tuesday, Baltimore police officers in full riot gear moved into McKeldin Square and began removing the "Occupy Baltimore" protesters who had been camped there for months.

According to City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the scene was "extremely peaceful, very, very civil" as police removed the protesters and moved them to homeless shelters.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement saying that the city is "committed to protesting individuals' rights to protest". However, the property in and around McKeldin Square should not be treated a permanent campground.

The City of Baltimore has recently denied the "Occupy Baltimore" protesters a permit to continue their protests.

Earlier in the month, a woman was charged with assault in stabbing at the site.

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