Occupy Activists Arrested Blocking Trucks At Walmart Center
13 Occupy Walmart Protesters Arrested After Sitting In Front Of Trucks At Loveland Distribution Center
4:27 AM, Dec 12, 2011
Thirteen "Occupy Walmart" protesters were arrested in Loveland on Monday afternoon when they sat in the street blocking trucks from entering a Walmart distribution center.About 50 Occupy activists said they were conducting the Walmart demonstration in solidarity with the Occupy movement's campaign to block ports on the West Coast on Monday.There was a heavy police presence outside the Walmart facility at Crossroads Boulevard and Greenfield Drive as SWAT officers moved in to arrest protesters linking arms as they sat in front of tractor-trailers. There were also nine members of the Larimer County Sheriff's Posse on horseback.Police said most of those arrested were processed at the Larimer County Fairgrounds and released, but two were jailed for resisting arrest and obstructing police."No police officers were injured and one arrestee complained of a minor injury. Paramedics were on scene and attended to the injured party," police said in a statement.