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    Posted October 2, 2011 by
    SSWIDTMS
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    New York, New York
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Occupy Wall Street

    SSWIDTMS and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Occupy Wall Street protests
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    NYPD Arrests 700 #OccupyWallStreet Protesters On The Brooklyn Bridge

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     SSWIDTMS lives in Madison, Wisconsin, but said he joined the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests 'because I honestly think if something isn't done soon, if we don't take care of this problem, it could be too late. I don't know if Occupy Wall Street is the best way to go about the change, but at least they are vocal, visible, and active in discussing solutions.' You can read more about the protests on CNN.com.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    Protesters started marching up the pedestrian walkway over the bridge while others tried to take the traffic lane. For a few minutes officers held the line and then they turned around and led the way up the traffic lane on the Brooklyn Bridge. From what I saw no police told any of the protesters to leave until they created a barricade in front of the march about halfway through the bridge. They then pulled vans and buses up to the back of the group and started arresting everyone.

    In total over 700 people were arrested.

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