02 Oct '11, 1am

Hundreds of #OccupyWallStreet protesters march into Brooklyn Bridge traffic, forcing temporary closure

Hundreds of #OccupyWallStreet protesters march into Brooklyn Bridge traffic, forcing temporary closure

Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters forced the temporary closure of the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday when they marched into traffic, prompting dozens of arrests, New York police and demonstrators said. -- PHOTO: AFP NEW YORK (AFP) - Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters forced the temporary closure of the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday when they marched into traffic, prompting dozens of arrests, New York police and demonstrators said. Anti-Wall Street activists first occupied a small park in lower Manhattan two weeks ago to protest corporate bailouts and corporate influence in politics. A New York Police Department spokesman told AFP that on Saturday, 'there were also several hundred protesters who decided to walk on the roadway and who blocked traffic. Some heeded the warnings, some left, and arrests were made.' The 'Occupy Wall Street' group inspired by the pro-democracy Ara...

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