#OccupyPhoenix protesters arrested.
At around midnight, a large contingent of Phoenix police in full riot gear to clear the protesters from the park. Even though #OccupyPhoenix made it clear that they were conducting a non-violent protest and would not resist arrest, police were equipped with shields, batons, pepper spray and cameras to record onlookers.
A small group of protesters chose to be arrested as an act of civil disobedience. As the police approached, all media was ordered to vacate the park or face arrest. Despite this, observers remained to witness and document the police action until they were forced to the sidewalk.
The protesters did not resist arrest and there was no violence from anyone associated with #OccupyPhoenix making the police tactics unwarranted and excessive.