Tucson police officers arrested 34 Occupy Tucson protesters early Wednesday morning after they stayed at Veinte de Agosto park past closing time.

In the past two weeks, the police department had to switch its tactics because protesters would leave the park when officers arrived to hand out citations and return to the park after officers left, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Assistant Chief Brett Klein told demonstrators Tuesday that officers would not allow them leave the park to avoid recieving tickets.

Jamar Younger