‘Occupy Wall Street’ Enters Third Week

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In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police lead a protesters away after arresting him on New York's Brooklyn Bridge during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police.

Will the NYPD’s arrest of over 700 protesters on Saturday fuel support for Occupy Wall Street? The protests enter their third week Monday, with similar demonstrations now taking place in other cities like Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles before the Federal Reserve Banks. Overall, 1,000 people have been arrested, including the 700 who entered the Brooklyn Bridge roadway Saturday. They claim police led them onto the bridge before cutting them off and locking them up. In a show of solidarity, Salman Rushdie tweeted, "The world's economy has been wrecked by these rapacious traders. Yet it is the protesters who are jailed."