Police: 46 arrests in Arizona Wall Street protest

By the Associated Press | October 19, 2011 | 2:25 PM EDT

In this Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 photo, protesters march from Chase bank to Bank of America in Phoenix, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Deirdre Hamill) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say that 46 people were arrested for criminal trespassing in Phoenix following a weekend anti-Wall Street rally.

Saturday's arrests came hours after anti-Wall Street protesters gathered in Phoenix and Tucson as part of a series of protests across the country against financial institutions.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump says protesters marched from a downtown rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza to Margaret T. Hance Park on Saturday evening. The park has a posted 10:30 p.m. closing time.

Crump says some protesters refused to leave and officers moved in to clear the park, resulting in 46 arrests for misdemeanor criminal trespass. No injuries were reported.