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Anti-Bush Protestors Arrested Downtown


St. Louis – Nineteen demonstrators were charged with peace disturbance Thursday after a downtown St. Louis protest over new overtime rules.

Hundreds of people marched outside a federal building, chanting and waving signs. There was no violence, but police made arrests when the protesters began to block busy Tucker Boulevard during the lunch hour.

Democrats and Bush opponents contend the new the new rules would remove overtime protection for up to six million workers, and undermine the 40-hour work week.

Republicans counter that the estimate of millions of workers losing overtime pay is bogus.


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