Police arrest 11 in Pittsburgh transit ptotest
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Police arrested 11 people protesting mass transit cuts in Downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon and charged them with disorderly conduct and obstructing traffic.
The protesters were blocking Fifth Avenue and Wood Street, where Gov. Tom Corbett's Pittsburgh office is located in the former Lazarus department store, and were given three warnings before they were arrested, police said.
The group, including Occupy Pittsburgh, Pittsburgers for Public Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, was marching from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to protest transit cuts, fare hikes, layoffs and privatization of service.
First Published June 8, 2012 5:13 pm