Up to 700 NYC Protesters Arrested

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01:   A supporter cheers from the pedstrian overpass as police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 New York City. The highway is not intended for pedestrians, the marchers attempted to cross the bridge on the highway and were stopped on the middle of the bridge by police. Police were in the process of arresting hundreds of the protesters on the bridge. Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are opposed to outsized corporate profits on Wall Street.(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    In the latest demonstration of Occupy Wall Street, thousands of protesters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday—and up to 700 people were arrested by Saturday evening. By Saturday afternoon, police had blocked the group on both sides of the bridge and had begun arrests. Officials could not confirm how many were arrested, since the protest was still going on. Saturday’s march was focused on poverty, and the Occupy Wall Street group was joined by several unions, including the Transit Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers.

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