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Update** The total arrests on Saturday night is now 175 protesters.

At least 50 protesters have now been arrested at Grant Park in Chicago. We will be bringing you footage and interviews from last night’s march and protest later today.

Chicago Tribune has the story:

Chicago Police started arresting Occupy Chicago protestors in Congress Plaza just after 1 a.m. Sunday, about 90 minutes after police issued their first warning that the group was violating municipal code.

Officers approached protesters individually, who had formed a human chain and sat on the ground, to give them the option to leave the park voluntarily or be arrested.

As of 1:30 a.m., at least 50 protesters had been hauled away, while about 150 others stood continued their demonstrations from across the street on Michigan Avenue.

The arrests were mostly peaceful, though many people shouted that the police “were the instruments of the one percent,” referring to the movement’s popular refrain.

via Occupy Chicago protesters arrested after being told to leave Grant Park – chicagotribune.com.

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