11 Protesters Arrested Near White House

Protesting a piece of the defense appropriation bill

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011  |  Updated 7:49 AM EDT
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11 Protesters Arrested Near White House

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Several Occupy DC protesters will likely face charges, following their arrest during a protest outside the White House Monday night. 

U.S. Park Police say they arrested 11 protesters in front of the White House because they ignored a police order to leave the grounds. They will likely be charged with disobeying an official order.

The group was protesting a piece of the defense appropriation bill that would allow the president to detain people, including U.S. citizens, indefnitely if they are suspected of terrorist activities.

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