“Occupy” Protests Come To Ohio State

Protesters say they'll occupy the Oval on the Ohio State campus Monday afternoon.(Photo: Steven JV (Flickr))
Protesters say they'll occupy the Oval on the Ohio State campus Monday afternoon.(Photo: Steven JV (Flickr))

The so-called “Occupy” protests that have popped up in cities around the country return to Columbus Monday.

On the Ohio State University campus, a group of students, faculty and community members says they’ll occupy the Oval beginning at noon to protest corporate influence on governments and OSU.

Protesters are criticizing Ohio State’s “irresponsible subcontracting, privatizing of university property, and lack of transparency.”

In Cincinnati, another 11 people were arrested early Sunday after refusing to leave a downtown square. Those arrests came after 23 protesters camping after closing hours at nearby Piatt Park were arrested last week.

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