Police in riot gear close down Occupy Miami site

Published On: Feb 01 2012 06:21:38 AM EST
MIAMI -

Police wearing riot gear swept through the downtown location where Occupy Miami has been entrenched for more since the fall, making at least one arrest.

The Miami Herald reports police on Tuesday night ejected protestors and tore down tents at their camp site. The operation was mostly peaceful.

The Herald reports six Occupy Miami protesters refused orders to leave. They stayed inside a barricade of plywood and old mattresses. Police detained the six briefly but they walked away when offered the opportunity.

Police say one protester was arrested after he refused to move when ordered. His name was not released.

Occupy Miami leaders told the newspaper they would spread to other camps around the county.