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Occupy Tucson: DeAnza eviction was illegal

Guest opinion: Under Chief Villaseñor’s direction, the Tucson Police Department abused both power and force March 1. They feebly attempted to cloak their actions under color of law with a vague, rarely-used City ordinance to do so.... Read more»5

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Police push Occupy Tucson from DeAnza Park, 21 arrested

A day after being told to leave DeAnza Park, 21 Occupy Tucson campers were arrested by Tucson police Thursday morning. City officials cited increasing disturbances and calls to police for the move.... Read more»5

Occupy Tucson ordered out of DeAnza Park

Occupy Tucson campers have been told by Tucson Police to vacate DeAnza Park by Thursday. City officials cited increasing disturbances and calls to police for the move. Occupiers were to meet Wednesday evening to plan their response.... Read more»1

Occupy Tucson sets up camp at DeAnza Park

Occupy Tucson members set up tents at DeAnza Park, just north of downtown, Thursday night. Tucson now has the longest-running uninterrupted anti-corporate protest in the nation, an organizer said.... Read more»8

Occupy Tucson to set up camp at DeAnza Park

Some Occupy Tucson members plan to regroup at a city park when they put up tents and plan to sleep at DeAnza Park, but the City of Tucson says members face arrest.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Occupy Tucson: Open letter to Kozachik & Villaseñor

An open letter to Councilman Kozachik and TPD Chief Villaseñor, from organizer Shannon Cain: “We are Occupy Tucson, and this village isn’t going anywhere.”... Read more»22

Police evict Occupy Tucson from downtown park

Tucson police ordered Occupy Tucson protesters from a downtown park Wednesday night after a critic of the camp rented the park. About 100 protesters removed tents and personal belongings from Veinte de Agosto Park as officers looked on. There was one arrest. (with video)... Read more»8

12 ticketed at Occupy Tucson

Including three protesters cited on Monday night, a dozen demonstrators were ticketed at Occupy Tucson over the weekend, police said.... Read more»

Think again

Billionaire media moguls vs. Occupy Wall Street

Hundreds of police officers, many wearing riot helmets, marched into lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park last week. The first thing the police did was clear out the journalists so that they could not see what was going on. Ironically, the owners of at least three New York newspapers could not have been happier.... Read more»

4 ticketed at Occupy Tucson overnight

Tucson police cited 4 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokesman said.... Read more»

Fewer citations at Occupy Tucson; 3 ticketed overnight

Tucson police cited 3 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokesman said. The number of demonstrators ticketed has fallen, along with overnight temperatures, following the protesters’ move from Armory Park... Read more»1

4 cited at Occupy Tucson overnight

Tucson police cited 4 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight, a department spokeswoman said. There have been over 580 arrests since the protest began Oct. 15.... Read more»10

Council deadlocks on Occupy Tucson free speech zone

A move to create a free speech zone in Veinte de Agosto Park, and cease ticketing Occupy Tucson demonstrators, failed as the Tucson City Council deadlocked on a 3-3 vote Tuesday.... Read more»3

5 ticketed at Occupy Tucson overnight

Tucson police cited 5 Occupy Tucson demonstrators for remaining in a downtown park after closing time overnight. There have been over 575 arrests since the protest began Oct. 15.... Read more»1

Romero proposes Occupy Tucson ticket moratorium

Saying it would save money and lift a burden on city police and courts, Councilwoman Regina Romero is calling for a moratorium on further ticketing of Occupy Tucson protesters, and the lifting of permit fees and the curfew at Veinte de Agosto Park.... Read more»11

41 cited at Occupy Tucson over long weekend

Tucson police cited 41 Occupy Tucson protesters for refusing to leave Veinte de Agosto Park at night over the long Veterans Day weekend. There have been over 570 arrests since the protest began Oct. 15.... Read more»

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