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Occupy Austin Members Arrested

At least three Occupy Austin members were arrested as the group tried to begin a new occupation in the northern part of the city. About 50 protesters gathered at 5 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Mall, where they were met by Austin police,

At least three Occupy Austin members were arrested as the group tried to begin a new occupation in the northern part of the city.

About 50 protesters gathered at 5 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park Mall, where they were met by Austin police, who swept toward them saying they were on private property.

Two members were arrested. The group then marched to a former Home Depot and planned to pitch a tent city, but police kept them away. A third member was arrested there, protesters say that person was only video taping the group.

Those arrested were released on Sunday, and were greeted by fellow protesters who gathered to wait for their friends.

One Occupy member, Peter Cooper, explained that getting arrested is not the goal of their group, but they aren't afraid of it, either. "The oppression just isn't going to work. We'll be back," said Cooper.

Occupy Austin plans to attempt to establish a tent city again on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, which is also "World Homeless Day."

The group first set up camp at city hall from Oct. 6, 2011, to Feb. 3, 2012 when police forcibly evicted them.

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