Pastor inspired by Occupy Wall Street arrested in Holland

A pastor who said he was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement was arrested after refusing to leave Holland's city hall in protest of the city's decision not to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance.
AP Wire
Oct 20, 2011


WXMI-TV reported the Rev. Bill Freeman was taken away in handcuffs late Wednesday. The Holland activist has campaigned for the city to expand the ordinance to include gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

The Holland Sentinel reported Freeman had wanted to stay until City Council’s June vote leaving the ordinance unchanged was overturned. Freeman said “continuing to allow the discrimination of some people in Holland is a violation of a higher law.”

Interim City Manager Greg Robinson said the building had to be closed.


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