A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march across the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York.
A large group of protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement march across the Brooklyn Bridge, effectively shutting parts of it down, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 in New York.
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700 Anti-Wall Street Protesters Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances were maintaining a presence in Manhattan's Financial District even after more than 700 of them were arrested during a march on the Brooklyn Bridge in a tense confrontation with police.

The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan's Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday evening. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said. Most of those arrested face disorderly conduct charges, while others were accused of resisting arrest.

Police have arrested over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters who occupied the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down traffic for hours. Many protesters complained that police had tricked them into moving in front of traffic instead of staying on the side of the street in order to arrest them.

Police have arrested over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters who occupied the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down traffic for hours. Many protesters complained that police had tricked them into moving in front of traffic instead of staying on the side of the street in order to arrest them.