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Published: Monday, 10/10/2011

22 cited, fined in Cincinnati in Wall Street protest


CINCINNATI — Cincinnati protesters who are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement say they’ve been fined for refusing to leave a city park.

Leaders of Occupy Cincinnati say in a statement that 22 demonstrators were issued citations and each fined $105 late Sunday when they chose to stay in downtown’s Piatt 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 and have since spread to other cities.

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