Some Occupy Dallas Protesters Released

Eight jailed since Saturday after protest

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Nov 11, 2011  |  Updated 5:40 PM CDT
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Some Occupy Dallas Protesters Released

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Five of the eight people arrested Saturday following a protest at a downtown Dallas Bank of America have been released, Occupy Dallas organizers said Monday.

The Occupy Dallas protesters were jailed on a charge of Improper Use of a Sidewalk and spent 36 hours behind bars at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after Saturday's protest got out of hand.

Occupy Dallas supporters said they posted bail before 10 a.m. Sunday and are dismayed as to why those who were arrested remained confined until 1:30 a.m. Monday.

The eighth protester who remains jailed is being held on a charge of assaulting a police officer.  Occupy Dallas said an off-duty officer working security shoved the man.

The Dallas police have a slightly different story and said the man refused to come off of a planter in front of the bank.  After being directed to get down, the man assaulted the officer, police said.

Videos from the protest have been published to Occupy Dallas' Facebook page.

NBC 5 is looking into the other two protesters that remain behind bars.

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