Skip to comments.Occupy protesters arrested in NYC finance district
Posted on 11/17/2011 2:32:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police arrested protesters who sat on the ground and blocked traffic into New York City's financial district on Thursday, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide.
Police in riot helmets hauled several protesters to their feet and handcuffed them at an intersection one block from Wall Street.
"All day, all week, shut down Wall Street!" the crowd chanted.
Hundreds of protesters thronged intersections around the financial district, ..
After several arrests along one street, protesters retreated. A line of riot police followed them and set up metal barricades.
"You do not have a parade permit! You are blocking the street!" a police officer told protesters through a bullhorn.
A few blocks away, a separate group of about 50 protesters sat in a circle on the ground and said they would not budge.
The protest marked two months since the Occupy Wall Street Movement sprang to life on Sept. 17 with a failed attempt to pitch a protest camp in front of the New York Stock Exchange. After police kept them out of Wall Street, the protesters pitched a camp in nearby Zuccotti Park, across from the World Trade Center site.
On Tuesday police raided Zuccotti Park and cleared out dozens of tents, tarps and sleeping bags.
"This is a critical moment for the movement given what happened the other night," Paul Knick, 44, a software engineer from Montclair, N.J., said as he marched through the financial district with other protesters on Thursday. "It seems like there's a concerted effort to stop the movement and I'm here to make sure that doesn't happen."
Similar protests were planned around the county.
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America, Under Attack.. Day 60
Here’s to an early winter.
We could fix all of this with a big dose of tear gas and rubber bullets.
When do they start Occupy Kent State?
They are screaming for a return to a moral nation.
Those cries prove we are right.
They are victims of 60+ years of NEA and Union run educational, financial and government systems that removed morality.
The founders spoke of this day. And OWS’s cries for morality show they were right.
One of the problems with this country is that we don’t arm our police with napalm.
from the numbers in NY , LA ,etc it was a super flop
and the world too, it seems..
‘Occupy’ protesters clash with NY traders, police
AFPBy Sebastian Smith and Brigitte Dusseau | AFP
“Over 100 people arrested,” a New York Police Department spokeswoman told AFP, although organizers said the figure was twice that.
The protests were part of a “Global Day of Action” announced by the website occupywallst.org, with hundreds of demonstrations planned across the United States combined with protests in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Poland and Spain.
Police evicted protesters in Los Angeles and Dallas on Thursday, arresting dozens of people.
I drove through the Campus on the way home tonight and wondered the same thing.
Frances Goldin, 87, an Occupy Wall Street protester, is caught in a mob being pushed by police
at an intersection in New York's Financial District. (AFP Photo/Andrew Burton)
Union Thugs beating up Grandam!
Down with unions!
They are giving America a good look at the ugly face of the left.
Perhaps the museums should be prevailed upon to lend out one or their two century old cannons and the techies could whomp up a mess of old time grape shot for the occasion of clearing the streets.
how can someone so dumb, live so long? Or maybe she’s just senile and being used as a prop
“The protest marked two months since the Occupy Wall Street Movement sprang to life on Sept. 17...”
No, someone dumped a pile of crap in the park, and the flies showed up.
Purely textbook Alinsky.
Keep the pigs on the defensive.
The OWSers may be mad but they are following a definite plan.
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