Arrested Occupy Honolulu members seek community support

Hawaii Independent Staff

HONOLULU—Eight members part of the Occupy Honolulu movement were arrested on the second night of demonstration at Thomas Square this weekend. About 40 members were sitting in the park with the intent starting a peaceful occupation prior to the arrests late Saturday, November 5.

The total cost for bail was $1,700, Occupy Honolulu said. The group is asking support from the community to help raise bail money to pay back those who cannot afford to pay.

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Occupy Honolulu organizers said they also stood “in solidarity” with the homeless who are being forced from the streets and parks as the city prepares this week to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Associated Press reported.

The following video posted on YouTube captures the arrest: