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More than 500 arrested in anti-Wall Street protest


12:02, October 02, 2011

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- More than 500 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested Saturday as they tried to block traffic lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge, forcing the authorities to shut it down for several hours, New York police said.

A New York Police Department spokesman said more than 500 were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge late Saturday afternoon "after multiple warnings by police were given to protesters to stay on the pedestrian walkway," according to local media reports.

"Some complied and took the walkway without being arrested. Others locked arms and proceeded on the Brooklyn-bound vehicular roadway and were arrested," the spokesman said.

The bridge was reopened around 8 pm EDT (2400 GMT).

The march started from the Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan near the former World Trade Center. It was part of the "Occupy Wall Street" protest that railed against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances.

The group "Occupy Wall Street" has been camping in the park for two weeks and clashed with police on earlier occasions. Members of the group have vowed to stay at the park through the winter.


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Canada at 2011-10-0370.36.49.*
In Libya protesters shot at Guards & army barracks & the U.S. & NATO started a war and bombed Libya on the protesters behalf. The U.S. sings a different tune when the shoe is on the other foot.
PD User at 2011-10-03220.255.2.*
So much talk about human right.Where is the right to protest ?China should send a strong protest to USA about their abuse of human right. China should not keep quiet.
jhuni at 2011-10-0272.234.110.*
People around the world are rising up against Western capitalism.

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