POSTED: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 6:44pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 6:44pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - —
A pair of pre-dawn confrontations between police and Occupy Austin protesters has led to 38 arrests.
The first confrontation came about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when officers moved to enforce a new rule banning food tables in the City Hall plaza after 10 p.m. Some protesters surrounded the tables
with arms linked.
The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/s3CK0X  ) reports another confrontation came when more than 50 police officers moved to clear an amphitheater on the plaza for a regular power-washing, leading to more arrests. Most of the protesters, however, remained peaceful and moved to allow the cleaning before returning to their spots.
No injuries have been reported.
Information from Associated Press