1 year on, at least 180 held in Occupy protests in New York City
NEW YORK (AFP) - Protesters from Occupy Wall Street hit New York City streets again on Monday to mark their one-year anniversary, disrupting access to the stock exchange, as police detained more than 180 people.
In New York's financial district, roughly 600 demonstrators carrying signs that read "Get money out of politics" and "We are the 99 per cent" took to the streets around Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the movement one year ago.
The crowd later swelled to around 1,000 as they marched again in several groups and tried to get in the park, with a massive police guard reining in their movement.
"All day, all week, occupy Wall Street!" demonstrators sang.