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Five Occupy Protesters Arrested For IU Demonstration

An IU police officer leads a protester away from the Kelley School after she blocked a doorway.

Around 40 protesters assembled at the Kelley School to protest J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and its affiliation with Indiana University. Representatives from the bank met with IU business students to discuss topics ranging from internships to asset management.

Protester Justin Dispenza says the protest at the Kelley School was necessary to raise awareness of problems our country is facing.

“Asset management and the financial industry are part of the reason we are in this financial crisis,” Dispenza says.

Police arrived minutes after the protest began and warned protesters that they needed to exit the doorway or they would be arrested. Most of the protesters moved to the hallway but several of them remained seated in front of the door despite the requests of the police.

Police blocked the doorway as protesters remained in the hallway, chanting slogans. Police eventually cleared the protesters from the building after a issuing a final warning that those who remained inside the building would be arrested.

Students who were in the Kelley School during the protest appeared largely unsupportive, calling it “frustrating” and unnecessary.

Dispenza and other protesters called the event a success.

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