Broad Street J/Z Station Closed Again Tuesday Amid Protests

By Ben Fractenberg on September 20, 2011 2:09pm | Updated on September 21, 2011 1:59pm

DOWNTOWN — The J/Z train was out of service Tuesday for a second straight day while protestors continued to disrupt business around Wall Street.

The station was blocked off by police pens set up along Wall Street, an MTA spokesman said.

The pens were meant to direct foot traffic along Wall Street's sidewalks and act as a checkpoint to workers in the area, who have to show identification to get into their buildings.

The loosely organized group of people from around the country descended on Wall Street over the weekend to protest corporate greed and what they viewed as government inaction to create jobs. They have been demanding that profits from the financial center of the world be sent back to "Main Street."

The protestors have been camping out in Zuccotti Park, where they hunkered down under tents and tarps while it rained Tuesday morning, occassionally making impromptu marches down to Wall Street.

Police said they made "a couple of arrests" Tuesday, mainly of people they accused of being disorderly.

Protestors said they will continue to stay in the park until their demands are met.

The MTA was not sure when the station would reopen.

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