New York police arrest hundreds on first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street protests
By Sandy English; 18 September 2012 – WSWS
The New York Police Department (NYPD) arrested nearly 200 protesters on Monday as they attempted to surround the New York Stock Exchange and block traffic in the city’s financial district.
The police handcuffed and removed at least four people who had joined the protests in wheelchairs.
At least 25 people were arrested near Washington Square Park in lower Manhattan on Sunday. In some cases, police targeted protesters and bystanders indiscriminately, throwing them to the ground, handcuffing and arresting them.