Police: 46 arrests in Arizona Wall Street protest

October 19, 2011 - 2:25 PM
Wall Street Protest Phoenix

In this Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 photo, protesters march from Chase bank to Bank of America in Phoenix, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say that 46 people were arrested for criminal trespassing in Phoenix following a weekend anti-Wall Street rally.

Saturday's arrests came hours after anti-Wall Street protesters gathered in Phoenix and Tucson as part of a series of protests across the country against financial institutions.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says protesters marched from a downtown rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza to Margaret T. Hance Park on Saturday evening. The park has a posted 10:30 p.m. closing time.

Crump says some protesters refused to leave and officers moved in to clear the park, resulting in 46 arrests for misdemeanor criminal trespass. No injuries were reported.