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Latest developments in the global Occupy protests

In a Friday Oct. 21, 2011 photo, Justin Jeffre, second right, former 98 Degrees band member, as well as blogger who has run for political office in the city, listens during a press conference from the sidewalk across from Piatt Park. Jeffries has been charged with trespassing and unlawful use of the city's Fountain Square. Police say 11 people were arrested early Sunday at the square after the 3 a.m. closing time. In a Friday Oct. 21, 2011 photo, Justin Jeffre, second right, former 98 Degrees band member, as well as blogger who has run for political office in the city, listens during a press conference from the sidewalk across from Piatt Park. Jeffries has been charged with trespassing and unlawful use of the city's Fountain Square. Police say 11 people were arrested early Sunday at the square after the 3 a.m. closing time. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, Carrie Cochran)
By The Associated Press
October 24, 2011

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Some of the latest developments in the Occupy protests taking place in cities across the world:

OHIO

A former singer with the boy band 98 Degrees pleaded not guilty to trespassing after being arrested in the Occupy Cincinnati protest. Justin Jeffre was one of 11 people arrested early Sunday at the city's Fountain Square after the 3 a.m. closing time. Jeffre says he spent several hours in jail and it was "no fun." But he says it was the right place to be to stand up for free speech.

NEW YORK

Bankers use the term "taking a haircut" to mean adjusting a loan. Barbers who support Occupy Wall Street brought the term to life Monday. The half dozen barbers set up chairs on Broadway and gave out free haircuts. Each wore a top with the name of a big financial institution. Barber Steve Vilot said he hopes the free haircuts inspire banks to ease the debts of families in danger of losing their homes.

CHICAGO

Nurses joining Chicago's anti-Wall Street movement said health care, jobs and free speech were among their top concerns Monday as they gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. They also were protesting the Sunday arrests of 130 demonstrators, including two nurses, when they refused to leave Grant Park after it closed at 11 p.m. At the Monday demonstration, dozens of nurses chanted, "Drop the charges now!"

VERMONT

Protesters in the Occupy Rutland movement say they'll have a large contingent the city's popular Halloween parade on Saturday. The 52-year-old parade usually has a superhero theme, and Occupy Rutland activist Kathleen Krevetski said that theme will continue this year. She said Occupy movement participants are superheroes.

ARKANSAS

More than 20 participants in the Occupy Little Rock movement set up a camp in front of the Clinton Presidential Library. They placed tables, tents and chairs at a park outside the building. Local organizers say they're standing up against the power of corporations in politics. Organizer Adam Lansky said the movement needs time to develop a clear message.

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