NO WELCOME MAT: Occupy Little Rock demonstration encountered objections from federal security personnel.

  • NO WELCOME MAT: Occupy Little Rock demonstration encountered objections from federal security personnel.

OFFICERS ON WATCH: At Occupy LR demonstration.

  • OFFICERS ON WATCH: At Occupy LR demonstration.

Jennifer Pierce reports that federal security officers objected to a small Occupy Little Rock demonstration on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse at Capitol and Broadway last night.

She reports filming of the demonstrators and repeated suggestions — absent citation of law — that the four people were prohibited from demonstrations on the sidewalk and from taking photographs there. No arrests were made.

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Not an encouraging episode. Wonder if the gun nuts could be encouraged to join Occupy Little Rock in a demonstration in behalf of the 1st Amendment?

Pierce’s account follows: