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A24 March Cut Short by Arrest
08/24/2003
A march against the occupation of Iraq was cut short this afternoon after an arrest was made at Fifth and Bellefield, about 20 minutes in to the 150 person-strong march.

Marchers had taken over the streets after cutting through the Carnegie Mellon campus, marching down Morewood and turning left on to Fifth Avenue. Marchers continued on Fifth Ave on the street until Craig Street, at which point police ordered marchers on to the sidewalk.

The protestor who was arrested is apparently accused of picking up a piece of litter with the intent to throw it at a police car, although no witnesses so-far report seeing anything thrown or any gestures to do so made.

This was the first major anti-war gathering in Pittsburgh since last spring. On March 20th, 122 protestors were arrested during a march through downtown Pittsburgh.

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