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Baltimore police seen escorting activists from City Hall occupation protest to vans, vehicles

Police stand near vans holding protesters early Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. The Baltimore Uprising coalition had occupied City Council chambers at city hall to pretest a council subcommittee's vote in favor of making the interim police commissioner permanent. Police led protesters to vans and other vehicles. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
October 15, 2015 - 1:46 AM

BALTIMORE - Police officers have converged on Baltimore's City Hall where at least six protesters could be seen being led away to vans and vehicles after an hourslong occupation of the building to protest moves to make permanent the appointment of the city's interim police commissioner.

At least 25 officers lined up outside City Hall and more police stood out back as protesters were led iff, several with hands behind their backs. Protest sympathizers outside chanted: "It is our duty to fight for our freedom, we have nothing to lose but our shame!"

Kwame Rose, an organizer of protesters, say police issued a warning early Thursday and he and others departed. A small group remained before the police presence expanded.

The occupation came amid city deliberations on making interim commissioner Kevin Davis permanent.

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