02 Oct '11, 7pm

Anti-Wall Street activists fight on after 700 arrests

Anti-Wall Street activists fight on after 700 arrests

NEW YORK: US activists decrying corporate greed planned on Sunday to fight on near Wall Street after more than 700 protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge as they defied police and stalled traffic. The activists, many of whom have been camped out in Manhattan for two weeks, were detained Saturday during their biggest demonstration yet against government-backed banking bailouts and corporate influence in US politics. Police said most of those arrested were issued criminal court summons and citations for disorderly conduct before being released later in the day. Only a "minimal amount" of protesters remained behind bars on Sunday, a New York Police Department spokesman told AFP, declining to provide exact figures. The "Occupy Wall Street" movement, inspired by pro-democracy Arab Spring movements roiling North Africa and the Middle East, planned to hold more meetings ...

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