Several arrested during Occupy Austin protest
AUSTIN, Texas — Police say five people have been arrested after chaining themselves to a tree and refusing to leave during an Occupy Austin protest.
Police Chief Art Acevedo says a sixth person chained to the tree Thursday night agreed to leave peacefully and was not detained.
Austin officials have asked protesters to move from a public plaza several nights a week, so the area can be cleaned.
Police say several who hooked themselves to a tree declined to move around 11 p.m. Thursday and were arrested on criminal trespass charges.
No injuries have been reported.