This shooting brings the death toll to five across the nation since the start of the start of the OWS movement. Vermont occupiers turn their anger against the police.
Occupiers are clashing with police in City Hall Park this evening after police tried to close down the encampment following a fatal shooting.
Mayor Bob Kiss talked police into releasing a detained woman. The situation intensified after a meeting between occupiers and police at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
Police said rules for the encampment may change and that police would need to take control of the park for at least 24 hours to investigate the death.
A 35-year-old man died of a gunshot wound at the scene of the Occupy Burlington encampment this afternoon.
Police said it will be several hours before they know more, but did say there is no danger to the public. Police said they have recovered the weapon.
Todd Lacroix, an Occupy Burlington organizer, echoed several people on the scene who said the shooting was apparently self-inflicted.