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Five members of Occupy Louisville were arrested during a protest outside of Chase Bank in the Highlands today.

Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell says officers were called to the bank this afternoon in response to a complaint that some of the demonstrators were blocking the entrance.

All five of those arrested are charged with disorderly conduct; two of them are also charged with third-degree assault and resisting arrest. They were all later released on their own recognizance, according to an Occupy Louisville Twitter post.

Some demonstrators complained that the arresting officers were overly aggressive. There were apparently no serious injuries.

Occupy member Curtis Morrison posted this video of the arrests taken inside the bank.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."