POSTED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:43am
UPDATED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:54am
AUSTIN, Texas — 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: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com )