FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Occupy arrests surpass the 6,000 mark
January 27, 2012
CONTACT: Chris Ernesto, 727-504-8929, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Petersburg, FL - With Thursday's arrest of 37 people at an Occupy Wall Street action, there have now been over 6,000 arrests in 110 cities across the United States since the Occupy movement began in New York on September 17, 2011.
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 sources are found.
The latest figures indicate, that on average, there have been 45 arrests per day since September 17, 2011. When excluding the largest single incident of arrests - 700 on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011 - there have been an average of 40 Occupy arrests per day.
For more information, please visit http://occupyarrests.com.