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Seven Wall Street Protesters Arrested

By Ben Fractenberg | September 20, 2011 6:42pm
Police arrested several Wall Street protesters on Tuesday.
Police arrested several Wall Street protesters on Tuesday.
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DOWNTOWN —  Seven Wall Street protesters were arrested Tuesday morning, police said.

One protester was arrested for using an amplified sound without a permit, according to police. A video of the incident showed a protester speaking into a bullhorn when he is approached by a police officer. The cop appeared to ask him to stop using the device, and when the protester refused he was arrested.

Two other protesters at the incident were given summonses for disorderly conduct after refusing to disperse, according to police.

One protester tweeted that police were the aggresors.


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

People from around the country descended on Wall Street over the weekend to protest corporate greed and what they view as government inaction to create jobs. They have been demanding that profits from the financial center be distributed more evenly throughout society.

One protester suffered a minor leg injury while resisting arrest, CBS reported.

The protesters have said they will remain in the area until their demands are met, which are more general in nature, calling for things like "ending corporate greed."