WA troopers arrest 2 anti-Wall Street protesters

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state troopers have made two arrests and removed five small tents that Occupy Washington protesters pitched on the state Capitol Campus lawn in Olympia.

The Olympian reports that state Department of Enterprise Services Director Joyce Turner ordered the tents removed Friday night.

State Patrol Lt. Mark Arras said two men who refused to leave a tent would be cited for misdemeanor obstruction.

The new protest was an outgrowth of the Olympia-Occupy Wall Street protest that began Oct. 16 in a downtown Olympia park and moved a day later to Heritage Park, next to Capitol Lake.

The Heritage Park encampment recently grew to as many as 100 tents.

Turner said officials are allowing camping at Heritage Park but there was no reason for it to continue at the upper capitol campus.

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Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com