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Occupy Des Moines trainer sentenced to 30 days in jail
6 people sentenced to time in jail after arrests at state capitol last night
Des Moines, Iowa --
Frank Cordaro - a former Catholic priest and a longtime Des Moines organizer and nonviolent civil resistance trainer - was sentenced to 30 days in jail today after he was arrested during an Occupy Des Moines protest at the Iowa state capitol last night.
"There's no truth in the dare without consequences," said Megan Felt, 25, of Des Moines. "Occupy Des Moines members will continue to fight for a more just and democratic society that puts communities before corporations and people before profits."
In total, 6 out of the 11 people arrested at People's Park at the Iowa state capitol yesterday were sentenced to between 5-30 days in jail:
Frank Cordaro, sentenced to 30 days
Eddie Bloomer, 14 days
Christopher Jordan Gudenkauf, 5 days
Brian Latimer, 5 days
Daniel Bragg, 5 days
Ryan Laudick, 5 days
Kaylynn Lee Strain, bonded out
John Franklin, Jessica Reznicek, Julie Brown, and Leslie Davis all posted bail or were otherwise released.
There have been 6,436 arrests at occupy events across the country since September 17, according to www.occupyarrests.com, including 116 in Des Moines and Urbandale.
Occupy Des Moines is gearing up for the "American Spring" which kicks-off nationwide on May 1, International Workers Day. A "No war with Iran" rally is scheduled for 11am Saturday at Nollen Plaza.
Occupy Des Moines mission statement reads “Occupy Des Moines stands in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement to organize, fight, and win a more just and democratic society that puts communities before corporations and people before profits. Strength lies in unity, hope lies in resistance. Join us."
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