Police arrest 70 Occupy protesters in NY

PHOTO: People listen to an Occupy Wall Street anniversary concert in Foley Square in New York, Sept. 16, 2012.


Police in New York have arrested at least 70 demonstrators marking the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement by launching new protests, witnesses say.

Representatives of the National Lawyers Guild at the scene told AFP the number of arrests had gone up to 70 from an earlier estimate of 35.

Some were arrested when they started moving from Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy movement, toward Wall Street as police on horseback blocked side streets, an AFP reporter observed.

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