LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY—Lower Allen Township Police arrested a female "zombie shopper" this morning at Capital City Mall for trespass. Jenn Hara was one of about 15 zombie shoppers walking through the Mall early this morning, participating in an offshoot of the Occupy movement- Occupy Black Friday. The zombies were joined by about 30 other Occupy Harrisburg demonstrators on the sidewalk outside the mall.
"I was merely asking security for more information regarding their regulations which restrict 'obscuring' a person's face," Hara said. "I did not refuse to leave."
In a statement released this morning, Occupy Harrisburg states they are deeply disappointed by the police reaction to a peaceful demonstration. They say the demonstration was organized in order to call attention to mindless consumerism and corporate greed
Police say the Capital City Mall is private property that is open to the public. The Mall has rules of conduct for the convenience and safety of their shoppers, and while Lower Allen Township Police do not enforce the rules of the Mall, they will enforce criminal statutes when appropriate.