Police investigating rape report at Occupy Glasgow

AP News
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 4:25 PM
Police investigating rape report at Occupy Glasgow

Scottish police say they are investigating reports a woman was raped while participating in anti-capitalist protests in Glasgow.

Strathclyde Police said Wednesday that shortly after midnight the force received a report that a serious sexual assault against a 28-year-old woman took place in a tent in the city's George Square.

No arrests have been made.

Protesters inspired by New York's Occupy Wall Street movement have been camping in George Square since Oct. 16.

Occupy Glasgow organizers said in a statement posted online that they were "deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic allegation" of an assault in their camp. The statement said protesters are cooperating with police and working to ensure that everyone at the camp is safe.