Police have arrested five Occupy protesters outside the Ankeny campaign headquarters of Republican presidential contender Ron Paul.
The arrests happened Thursday morning as the protesters gathered to protest Paul’s proposal to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency if elected.
A telephone message left for police was not immediately returned but Occupy the Caucuses spokeswoman Danielle Ryun says the group arrived at Paul’s campaign headquarters to find the doors locked. She says protesters were arrested on trespassing charges after refusing to leave the campaign office.
The arrests came a day after seven Occupy protesters were arrested outside the Des Moines campaign headquarters of Mitt Romney.
Ryun says the plan is for protesters to go to the campaign headquarters of each Republican candidate and Democratic President Barack Obama before the weekend.