Friday, October 14, 2011

Violence on Wall Street

Just after a confrontation was averted at Zuccotti Park, violence erupted between police and Occupy Wall Street protesters near the New York Stock Exchange.
The confrontation took place as some of those who were permitted to stay at the park after cleaning it up all night long, broke from the main group and marched up Broadway toward Wall Street.
Police barricaded the entrance to Wall Street so they would be denied access and a pushing and shoving match occurred. One person was reportedly run over by a police motorcycle – prompting even more violence.
Baton wielding police officers waded into the crowd and several people, including at least one reporter, were shoved by police who made several arrests.
The demonstrations then circled back around and returned to the park.

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