MANHATTAN — Three Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested Friday after chaining themselves together across a Brooklyn Bridge exit ramp, stopping traffic in front of the Municipal Building, police and organizers said.
William Livsey, 48, Catherine Flowers, 39, and Cristina Winsor, 35, were charged with disorderly conduct after they wrapped chains around themselves and sat at Park Row and Centre Street Friday morning, police and organizers said.
The three activists arrived at the Brooklyn Bridge after a morning demonstration in Zuccotti Park and a march through Lower Manhattan in protest of corporate influence and money in politics.
"Billions of dollars should not be spent by corporations for our politicians," Winsor yelled before the arrests, according to a Village Voice video.
"Corporations are not people! Money is not speech!" the crowd chanted as the three were taken away by police.
The trio of protestors were trying to bring more media attention to the Occupy Wall Street movement, said Brett Goldberg, an Occupy organizer.
The three are awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the site of more than 700 Occupy Wall Street arrests in October 2011, during the early days of the movement.