Mass arrests at #OccupyWallStreet, protesters block the Stock Exchange
- Live stream from New York:
- Selected Live Updates from Occupywallst.org
12:14 pm: global solidarity actions: Occupy LA blocking bridge into financial district; Occupy Portland closes Steel Bridge; 30,000 march in Greece; more updates to come.
11:52 am: counterterrorism agents spotted, appear oblivious to economic terrorism
11:44 am: thousands marching on Wall Street under red and black flag, police rush to erect barricades
11:34 am: sign reads: "Arrest one of us, and two more will appear. You cannot arrest an idea."
11:32 am: barricades removed from south side of Liberty Square.
11:20 am: Liberty Square re-occupied: Bloomberg, NYPD struggle to quash Occupy Wall Street.
11:11 am: police chaos, officers use barricade as weapon against press, protestors
11:09 am: protestors tearing down NYPD barricades at south side of Liberty Square, chanting: "WHOSE PARK? OUR PARK!" -- police outnumbered, calling in reinforcements.
11:04 am: media denied access past police blockade; coverage of mass arrests censored by NYPD
11:02 am: mass arrests reported at Beaver & Broadway
10:59 am: massive march coming north on Broadway south of Wall. Protestors continue to converge on Liberty Square, which is partially surrounded by helmeted NYPD
10:53 am: police profiling protesters; checking IDs to access Broadway checkpoints around Wall Street. Video stream shows police selectively allowing some people to pass without ID based on appearance, while blocking other people who "look like protesters" from passing even with ID.
10:44 am: thousands occupying Liberty Square
10:39 am: reports of LRAD sound cannon used by NYPD to disperse protesters singing National Anthem near Pine St
10:32 am: one march headed down william toward beaver stopped by police; people who "look like protesters" not allowed to pass, but "suits" allowed through
10:30 am: protesters chanting "her cuffs are too tight" in solidarity with 60 y/o woman who can't feel her arms after being arrested
10:25 am: police violence continues; protestors defiant, undeterred
10:16 am: via people's mic: protestors converging in victory march to Liberty Square to celebrate 15 minute delay of NYSE opening bell.
10:14 am: report of sanitation workers blocking Beaver with truck in solidarity with OWS
10:00 am: 50+ arrested, 60 Wall subway station reported closed.
9:58 am: about 20 protestors locked arms, blocking access to TD Bank
9:55 am: at least half dozen reporters violently shoved by NYPD
9:52 am: widespread reports of police violence
9:50 am: defying police bullhorn orders, protesters drop banner reading "revolution"
9:43 am: more arrests at Wall and Broadway, pedestrians restricted
9:19 am: police brutality at 60 Wall
9:16 am: retired Philly police Captain Ray Lewis reported arrested.
9:11 am: Opening bell delayed!
9:09 am: traders blocked from entering stock exchange
9:07 am: NYPD refusing to give badge numbers
9:04 am: police arrest woman in wheelchair
9:02 am: reports of 30+ arrested, zip-tied
9:00 am: NYPD confused, overwhelmed
8:58 am: Wall Street workers massing with protestors, unable to enter Wall Street
8:55 am: sitters at Nassau being dragged away, Beaver and New requesting help, police using batons
8:53 am: protestors taking police barricades, barricading Police vehicle
8:49 am: confirmed arrests at Beaver and Broadway, police moving in on Hannover
8:39 am: all entrances to Wall Street occupied, police moving in on Hannover and Wall
8:29 am: 2 and 3 subways at 60 Wall now reported closed
8:14 am: march continues to grow, "people pouring into street"
7:57 am: marchers taking both sides of streets amidst heavy police and media presence.
7:51 am: march estimated in thousands
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Video taken in the early morning as protesters attempt to shut down the NYSE:
- #Occupiers blocking intersection of Hannover and Wall Street:
- POLICE VIOLENCE: Girl being dragged on the floor by her hair on CNN.
- Once again there are repeated reports of violence against members of the press:
- Police reported to have used a military device called LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device), which sends low frequency sonic waves to disperse protesters:
- Picture of the LRAD used this morning.
- Protesters have remained peaceful, using civil disobedience techniques like sitting down peaceful to hold assemblies.
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