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Video: Nearly 800 Wall Street Protesters Arrested Blocking Brooklyn Bridge

October 03, 2011  | 

VIDEO: NYPD Cops Tell Wall Street Protesters To Disperse

NYPD officers arrested nearly 800 Wall Street protesters who refused to disperse from the traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge after repeated warnings on Saturday.

In two videos released by the NYPD, officers are seen using bullhorns to inform protesters that they'll be arrested if they don't leave the bridge.

In the first video, protesters heading toward the bridge are seen chanting, "This is what democracy looks like" and "Take the bridge."

In the second video that was shot on the bridge, a captain is heard saying, "Ladies and gentleman, since you have refused to leave this roadway I'm ordering your arrest for disorderly conduct."

The arrests capped two weeks of escalating tensions between the Occupy Wall Street protesters and NYPD officers. The protesters began demonstrating against social economic inequality and corporate greed two weeks ago in Zuccotti Park. Many of the protesters who had been arrested returned to the park on Sunday after being released from jail.

Tensions had been mounting, following a Sept. 24 incident when Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna pepper-sprayed several female protesters.

Source: New York Daily News.


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Tom Ret @ 10/3/2011 6:01 PM

I doubt most of these morons even know what they are demonstrating for. I would suggest that NYPD process the arrests in such a manner that those arrested are inconvenienced as much as possible under the law and not able to easily go back to join the parade. The demonstrators don't seem to have any problem with inconveniencing others in the city by their actions.

PJD @ 10/4/2011 5:22 AM

I agree with Tom. Most of these people were probably told to show up and they did. I'm afraid that these types of demonstrations will escalate, as they have in Europe. A lot of these people are anti-government anarchists and I'm sure if some digging was done the name George Soros wouldn't be hard to find.

Wy20yrServ. @ 10/4/2011 10:52 AM

I seriously doubt there is only one "message" in the crowd. Almost certain there are those there just to be in the mix. Some posts from the group seem to be a mix of Libertiarian (small gov't types), Liberal (big gov't types) and those who just want to see if they can get a cop on video beating the tar out of someone, etc... They don't have to be smart or know what it is they are freely speaking of in order to have that Constitutional Right. If they are breaking the law, they should expect to have proper action taken upon them. If they want to follow orders (and behave themselves) while they march and protest whatever, we need to be there to protect their right to do so.... DON'T give those who want to make this something bigger than what it is anything to hang on to. Good luck guys!

Mark @ 10/5/2011 8:24 AM

Unfortunately most of these people are not organized into sending the right message...If I were there I would be more specific and address the Wall Street "SPECULATOR GREED" continually driving up the price of crude oil at every whim, which in turn screws us all at the gas pump which ultimately drives up the costs of everything we buy due to transportation costs.

Tom Ret @ 10/5/2011 11:15 AM

The Obama admin together with environmentalists want to keep the oil prices high to further their green agenda. They want the fossil fuels to be expensive so everyone will turn to renewable energy. They are putting money into Solyndra and other businesses they favor even though they are not economically feasible. The demonstrators should be aiming their ire towards Obama and his policies that stifle business.

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