With the May Day arrests of at least 116 people at Occupy protests around the country, there have now been a minimum of 7,106 Occupy arrests in 114 cities across the United States since the Occupy movement began in New York on September 17, 2011.
“The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, so it’s not surprising that so many people are being arrested for speaking up, but it is still quite disturbing” according to Marianne Huber, spokesperson for St. Pete for Peace.
OccupyArrests.com, a project of St. Pete for Peace, has been tracking these arrests and lists each chronologically, including number arrested, location, a brief description and links to source documentation.
The total number of arrests is conservatively derived, including only those instances in which at least two credible and consistent sources are found. Many additional arrests are often reported.
For more information, please visit http://occupyarrests.com.