According to some reports, on Saturday evening Saturday, October 1, 2011, over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters who have been occupying a downtown Manhattan square, New York City for two weeks were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge during a march with standing in the roadway and blocking the Brooklyn-bound lanes. The march began from Zuccotti Park, the homebase for the two-week old protest against corporate excess. Let’s have a look at these latest images of "Occupy Wall Street" protest.
"Occupy Wall Street" protest which is considered as the largest protest in the U.S is in its second week as demonstrators gather in the street and speak out against corporate greed, anger at financial and social inequality, and several other issues. Nearly two weeks ago, an estimated 3,000 people gathered at Battery Park with the intention of protesting as part of an "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Nearly 80 people were arrested last weekend in a series of incidents with the New York police as the protesters attempted to march uptown. They were an eclectic group, mostly young, some with beards and tattoos, other dressed in shorts and sneakers; a few even wore suits for the occasion.
Occupy Wall Street protest's demonstrators are attempting to block the Brooklyn-bound lanes on Saturday, October 1, 2011
Police arrest more than 700 protesters after they stand in the roadway and block the Brooklyn-bound lanes
The march starts from Zuccotti Park, the homebase for the two-week old protest against corporate excess
Police officers clear press and onlookers from the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge to prevent them from watching the mass arrests of protesters below
Protesters are blocked from crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
A female protester expresses her extreme surprise at being arrested during the Occupy Wall Street march
Anti-Wall Street activists first occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago…
…to protest corporate bailouts and corporate influence in politics
“Occupy Wall Street” Protest on Brooklyn Bridge