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Published December 31, 2011, 02:32 PM

At Least 5 Protesters Arrested Outside Bachmann HQ

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — At least five protesters connected to the nationwide Occupy movement have been arrested outside Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign headquarters.

URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — At least five protesters connected to the nationwide Occupy movement have been arrested outside Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign headquarters.

Local police in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, say the protesters were arrested for trespassing. A few dozen demonstrators massed outside the office Saturday where Bachmann had come to rally staff and make calls to potential Republican caucus-goers.

Bachmann did not come outside of the building.

The congresswoman from Minnesota is far back in public opinion polls as the first vote in the Republican nominating season begins.

Hundreds of Occupy activists from at least 10 states were expected to participate in a "People's Caucus" in Des Moines as the Jan. 3 caucuses near. The activists are promising to interrupt candidates at events and camp out at their Iowa campaign offices.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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