Despite NYPD Efforts, Wall Street Stays Occupied
BY JOE MACARÉ
Police arrest a protester during the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City. (Photo by Paul Weiskel on Flickr.)
The occupation of Zuccotti Park (a.k.a. Liberty Plaza Park) in Lower Manhattan, New York City, continues today, after a Saturday marked by a crackdown from the New York Police Department.
It is estimated that around 80 people were arrested during a breakaway protest march, and after handing out an “eviction notice” the NYPD surrounded the park that has been used as a campground and staging area. [An earlier version of this blog post stated in error that arrests took place “during an apparent attempt to ‘evict'” the park.]
The “Occupy Wall Street” protest began on Saturday, September 17, and was originally prompted by a call from Adbusters, as described by Patrick Glennon here, for people to “flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months.”