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BREAKING: Police Arresting Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge
Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement as they attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. (photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
By Colin Moynihan, The New York Times
Marchers from the Occupy Wall Street protests were allowed to walk the Brooklyn-bound car lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon. Around 4:15, when they had gotten partway across, the police abruptly stopped the marchers, plunging into the crowd and making arrests. By 4:35 around 500 people were caught on the bridge between orange nets. Some were allowed to walk back to Manhattan. Others, to avoid the police, climbed dangerously up the bridge about 15 feet above the road to escape along the pedestrian walkway.
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