The Straits Times
Published on Sep 17, 2012

Police arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters in NY


NEW YORK (AFP) - Police in New York on Monday arrested at least a dozen demonstrators marking the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, witnesses said.

At least eight people were taken into custody when they tried to block an entrance to Wall Street, representatives of the National Lawyers Guild at the scene, told AFP.

Others were arrested when they started moving from Zuccotti Park toward Wall Street as police on horseback blocked side streets on horseback, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.

Marchers then reappeared on Broadway in an attempt to disrupt the morning commute.