Arrests Near Stock Exchange Top 150 on Occupy Wall St. Anniversary
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
“At one point, at Broad and Beaver Streets, a commander grabbed a man from a crowd standing on the corner. Protesters tried to pull the man back, but officers surged into the crowd and wrested the man away, placing him in handcuffs.
One of the more turbulent episodes took place along Broadway where several hundred people marched. Officers approached a man who had been yelling objections to the metal police barricades that cordoned off Wall Street. When the officers grabbed the man, he began shouting “I did nothing wrong,” but they removed him.
As they were leading the man away, a line of officers pushed away a large crowd of people, including news photographers. One officer repeatedly shoved news photographers with a baton, and a police lieutenant shouted at one point that no more photographs would be permitted, adding, ‘That’s over.’” (New York Times)
The “Free-Speech Zone” no longer includes Manhattan.
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