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10 OccupySTL protesters arrested in St. Louis

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OccupySTL protesters in downtown St. Louis.

Demonstrators with the group OccupySTL are facing accusations of curfew violation after they were arrested in a downtown St. Louis park.

Police arrested the protesters about 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Kiener Plaza, more than two hours after the park's 10 p.m. curfew. Police spokeswoman Katie O'Sullivan says 10 were arrested, but Colleen Kelly of OccupySTL says the number was 11 because a homeless person who supports the movement was also arrested.

All but one of those arrested remained jailed by late morning Thursday.

Police warned the group earlier this week to clear out of the park before 10 p.m., or face arrests.

OccupySTL has conducted several demonstrations outside of financial institutions. It is part of a movement in support of Occupy Wall Street in New York.

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