Sunday, October 2, 2011

NYPD Arrest Over 700 Occupy Wall Street Protestors Saturday

Occupy Wall Street has finally obtained some MSM exposure at the price of over 700 arrests on Saturday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances were maintaining a presence in Manhattan's Financial District even after more than 700 of them were arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police.
The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan's Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek across the nearby bridge over the East River to Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon.
They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators marched onto the roadway after being told to stay on an elevated pedestrian pathway that runs along the center of the bridge, police said.
The march shut down a lane of traffic for several hours on Saturday. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said.
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