Latest developments in the Occupy protests

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Nov. 7 2011 3:21 p.m. MST

Demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests pass through the Upper West Side during an 11 mile march from uptown Manhattan to Zuccotti Park, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in New York. Elected officials, labor leaders and other protesters started walking in Washington Heights to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

John Minchillo, Associated Press

Some of the latest developments in the Occupy protests:

NEW YORK

The Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York City are preparing for the possibility of a punishing winter by erecting tents designed to withstand frigid temperatures and stave off hypothermia.

The tents, described as military-grade and half measuring as big as a tiny cottage, began to pop up Monday, with the first planned for medics and another designated as a safe space for women.

Jeffrey Brewer, one of the protesters working to put up the tents, said three had been erected early Monday and he was helping to install four more.

Brewer says another 20 tents are being ordered, half measuring 16-by-16-feet, and the rest measuring 11-by-11 feet.

The company that owns the Zuccotti Park, where the protesters have set up camp, technically doesn't allow tents. But it has declined to enforce the rules for weeks.

Also, elected officials and labor leaders were among the nearly 1,000 black and Latino community members marching the length of Manhattan, from Washington Heights south to Wall Street, to show support for the Occupy movement.

Organizers of the 11-mile march say they want to connect black and Latino supporters from all over the city.

GEORGIA

Five people were arrested early Monday at or near a downtown park that has been an off-and-on site of Occupy Atlanta protests.

The arrests come a day after 20 demonstrators were taken to jail by officers in riot gear when a rally spilled into the streets.

Atlanta police said one protester draped in an American flag inside Woodruff Park was arrested after refusing to leave by a Sunday night curfew, and four other people on bicycles were arrested near the park — three for traffic violations and one for obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Occupy DC protesters provided a police report Monday that they say supports their account that a driver who struck three people at a weekend demonstration hit a fourth person in a separate incident a few minutes earlier.

Police had previously discussed the Friday incident in which three people demonstrating outside the city's convention center were hit, saying the driver was not charged because witness accounts suggested the demonstrators jumped in front of his car. An assistant police chief reviewing that incident Saturday with reporters said he was not aware of a fourth demonstrator being struck.

But on Monday, the demonstrators called for further investigation.

HAWAII

Eight protesters with Occupy Honolulu who were arrested for attempting to establish an encampment at a local park over the weekend have been released on bail.

The eight were arrested Saturday when about 40 protesters gathered at the city's Thomas Square were told by authorities to leave. The protesters were bailed out early Sunday.

The group also plans to meet and discuss plans for this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in the city.

ILLINOIS

Citations were issued to 43 Occupy Chicago protesters who blocked an intersection in the city's financial district Monday and then refused to leave.

Occupy Chicago organizers said the protesters were senior citizens who were objecting to proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other benefits.

Police say the incident lasted about an hour, and protesters were cited for impeding the flow of traffic.

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