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New York, NY - 1,000 Protesters March From Wall Street To NYPD

Published on: October 1, 2011 09:01 PM
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An officer videotapes a several block long march up Broadway towards Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality.  (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)An officer videotapes a several block long march up Broadway towards Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality.  (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

New York, NY - More than 1,000 demonstrators speaking out against corporate greed and social inequality took their protest to the New York Police Department headquarters Friday.

The Occupy Wall Street protesters camping out in lower Manhattan marched several blocks north to police headquarters, where they protested the police response to the downtown protest, now in its second week.

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The crowd may have swelled due to a false rumor that the band Radiohead would appear. Since the protest began two weeks ago, turnout has varied but the numbers have reached as high as about 1,500 previously.

Critics have accused officers of being heavy-handed, saying they have roughed up people who did nothing wrong. The NYPD has disputed that claim.

The protesters also say they’re upset about reports from The Associated Press that an NYPD intelligence unit has sought to infiltrate the city’s Muslim community.

Friday’s march was peaceful. Police say there were no arrests.

Protestors sit in the plaza of Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York.  The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)Protestors sit in the plaza of Police Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York.  The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is in its second week, as demonstrators speak out against corporate greed and social inequality. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

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 Oct 01, 2011 at 09:48 PM Anonymous Says:

If the protestors are not demonstrating in a peaceful fashion, and if they block traffic, instead of arresting them, they should be sprayed with high pressure water hoses.

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