- Jul 20, 2011
- Reaction score
- Don't harsh my zen, Jen!
NYPD Arrests More Occupy Wall Street Protesters (Updated) | Reuters
The anticipated conflict between Occupy Wall Street protesters and city officials happened after all on Friday as NYPD officers arrested at least 14 individuals, leaving a few battered and bruised.
Many expected a confrontation early in the morning because Brookfield Properties, which owns the park the protesters' have made their headquarters, planned on cleaning it. That meant the activists needed to evacuate for the day, which many felt was just an excuse to remove them permanently.
Instead, Brookfield decided to postpone its cleaning, at which point protesters poured into the streets of lower Manhattan.
It is unclear how disruptive the marches were, but videos and photos have cropped up of injured civilians. One police officer ran over a man's leg with his scooter while another man was punched in the face.