By Marina Lopes
Special to DNAinfo
MANHATTAN — The Occupy Wall Street protests crippled bus services Thursday morning, with all Brooklyn-bound lines, Staten Island express bus service and the M5 buses running with severe delays, the MTA said.
Although police barricades from the protest forced the X27, X28, X37 and X38 buses to temporarily relocate their stop at Cedar Street in Lower Manhattan, service was operating normally by the afternoon.
Disruption was also expected on the subways Thursday afternoon as demonstrators planned to take their protest onto the rails.
Protesters planned to gather at 14th Street-Union Square, the 23rd Street/Eighth Avenue station in Chelsea and the 125th Street A,B,C,D station in Harlem.