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Peoples Park cleared, two arrested

After Occupy

After a 24-hour extension of an order to remove their belongings from Peoples Park, two members of Occupy Bloomington were arrested Saturday.

Walker Rhea and Charis Heisey, both 27, were taken to the Monroe County Jail on preliminary charges of misdemeanor trespass.

Originally ordered to remove their belongings by noon Thursday, members of the protest were given an extension until Friday after most of the tents had already been removed.

Rhea and Heisey, however, stayed past the Friday deadline to protest the order, Sgt. Lucas Tate of the Bloomington Police Department said. After being arrested, both were released on their own recognizance.

Tate said police have received no further calls to Peoples Park.

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