CNN PRODUCER NOTE shameel says OWS protesters organized a march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square in New York City. He says marchers were protesting police brutality, and onlookers cheered as OWS made their way through the city. He also mentions that the protesters arrested in his photographs over the weekend seemed to provoke their arrest, knowingly running into the streets or stepping onto government buildings, but he says it was clear that the overall message to end police brutality was well-received and noticed by other New Yorkers. "Police brutality has become a major issue in New York City, and I think Trayvon Martin has really galvanized the City and raised awareness," he says. CNN has not independently verified these allegations. There was no immediate response to the allegations from the NYPD.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
On Saturday, March 23, Occupy Wall Street protestors held an anti-police brutality march, from Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan to Union Square. Along the way, several were arrested. At midnight, Union Square was closed by NYPD, using barricades to force everyone out of the park.
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