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Wall Street Protesters Arrested as Park Occupation Continues in New York

Posted By admin On October 15, 2011 @ 5:26 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Chris Dolmetsch and Tiffany Kary
Bloomberg [1]
October 15, 2011

Fourteen protesters in lower Manhattan were arrested after a decision to delay closing Zuccotti Park, the site of demonstrations against the financial industry, police said.

Protesters arrested included those who stood or sat down in the street, Paul Browne, a spokesman for the New York City Police Department, said in an e-mail. Others taken into custody included individuals who allegedly overturned trash baskets or hurled bottles, Browne said. At least one demonstrator was detained after he allegedly knocked over a police scooter.

The arrests took place near Broadway and Exchange Place. They came after a decision yesterday to keep Zuccotti Park, near Liberty Street and Broadway, open rather than close it for cleaning.

The postponement averted a confrontation between Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, who had gathered in greater numbers overnight, and police who threatened to remove tents and sleeping bags.

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-14/wall-street-protesters-arrested-in-lower-manhattan-police-say.html

[2] Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge: http://www.prisonplanet.com/occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested-on-brooklyn-bridge.html

[3] Wall Street standoff delayed as park cleaning postponed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wall-street-standoff-delayed-as-park-cleaning-postponed.html

[4] Report: 100 New York Police Officers Boycott In Solidarity with Wall Street Protesters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-100-new-york-police-officers-boycott-in-solidarity-with-wall-street-protesters.html

[5] Mood at Occupy Wall Street Increasingly Anti-Police: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mood-at-occupy-wall-street-increasingly-anti-police.html

[6] Mockupy Wall Street: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Filming At Foley Square Draws Occupy Wall Street Protest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mockupy-wall-street-law-order-svu-filming-at-foley-square-draws-occupy-wall-street-protest.html

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