Breaking – More Police Assaults And Mass Arrests Of Mile Long Crowd Of #OccupyWallStreet Protestors
by Alexander Higgins
October 1, 2011
NYPD Now Assaulting, Mass Arresting Crowd Of 6000 #OccupyWallStreet Protestors Spanning Over 1 Mile From Liberty Square All The Way Across The Brooklyn Bridge
Watch Live – Occupy Wall Street Protests
Happening live as I write, NYPD police officers have launched new round of mass arrests and brutal assaults against Occupy Wall street protestors. I have watched over 20 people get arrested live so far. Reports say up to 300 have been arrested after the police tricked protestors into splitting up and directed them in the direction of the Brooklyn Bridge as part of Crowd dispersal techniques. NY Times reporter Colin Moynihan reported his colleague, freelance reporter working for The Times, Natasha Lennard was arrested.
Both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge have been closed off as the line of protestors stretch from end to end. From the west side of the Brooklyn Bridge the line is reported to stretch all the way back to liberty park. There is also a second line stretching back toward city hall, were protestors approached before but the gates were closed to prevent a shut down like the scene reminiscent of Egypt that occurred at NYPD headquarters yesterday. Once diverted from city hall toward the Brooklyn Bridge, protestors had planned on regrouping at Brooklyn Bridge Park but after the bridge filled with protestors, police blocked off both sides. The police are now making there way across the bridge arresting on person at a time and hauling them off in a patty wagon.
While the police led the crowd onto the bridge only to arrest them, they will use the justification the crowd was blocking traffic. They only problem is the NY Times reporter arrested for the crowd already put out the word that the police directed and aloud the crowd to go that way. The question is will the media lie for the NYPD or tell the truth?