US police have attacked and arrested over a dozen anti-corruption protesters at the demonstrator’s camp site in Virginia.
Police cleared out a public park in downtown Richmond on early Monday where members of ‘Occupy Richmond’ have been camped since October 15, The Washington Post reported.
About a dozen protesters who refused to leave the camp site were arrested.
A pile of tents, sleeping bags and other possessions was left outside the downtown plaza as police cruisers with flashing lights remained on the streets surrounding the Park.
“The feeling today is that this is going to make us stronger,” Ira Birch, one of the protesters, said.
The ‘Occupy’ movement, emerged after a group of people on September 17 rallied in New York’s financial district under the name Occupy Wall Street, to protest against top-level corruption, poverty as well as social inequality in the US.
The movement has now spread to major US cities and other countries, including Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.