An Occupy Charlotte member was arrested early Tuesday after refusing to leave her tent on the grounds of Old City Hall in Charlottes uptown.
The arrest came on the first anniversary of Occupy Charlotte pitching tents on the Old City Hall lawn. The group stayed on the grounds for more than three months before police took down the tents and arrested seven members in late January.
The arrests came after Charlotte City Council adopted an ordinance in January, prohibiting camping on city property.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police used that ordinance Tuesday morning in arrested Debra Alexander.
Occupy Charlotte says about 20 members pitched tents at Old City Hall late Monday night. Only four members were still at the site about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, when police arrived and ordered the protesters to leave.
The other three members let police take down tents, but Alexander stayed inside her tent. Thats when police made the arrest.
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