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    Posted September 24, 2011 by
    New York, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    samlevysam and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests

    Protest in Union Square


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     samlevysam shares photos of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City. He says he was only a passerby, but he found the 'diversity of the claims, and protesters interesting.' He says that despite the numbers of people present, the police kept the situation under control.

    He adds, 'It was a bit overwhelming, running with equipment, choosing to be on one side of the police fence or the other, pushed around by protesters or police, complying or continuing to follow. Protesters were gathering in one place and police would arrive [and try to] isolate them and take a few into custody. Then protesters would run away and regroup a couple of blocks away [...]'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    What started as a peaceful protest in NYC turned into a police roundup

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