10 Occupy OKC protesters arrested in Del City

DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) -- A group of Occupy OKC activists were arrested and jailed after a protest at a Del City Wal-Mart store.

Occupy OKC participant Mark Faulk says 10 members of the group were arrested early Friday after conducting a group chant inside the store in the Oklahoma City suburb. Faulk says the protesters were jailed for disorderly conduct, and five of them were released on bond Friday morning.

Faulk contends police used excessive force by tackling and handcuffing participants who were heading toward the exit after being asked to leave by store personnel.

Del City Police Lt. Steve Robinson disagrees that excessive force was used and says just one of those arrested was combative.

Faulk says the group was protesting wage disparity of store workers with that of corporate officers.

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