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700 Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge Saturday After NYPD Led Them There and Trapped Them

Wow I’m really surprised that this took place last weekend, but maybe I shouldn’t be.

Here’s the full article from Raw Story with a Democracy Now video.

From the article, quoting, Marina Sitrin,  an attorney from Occupy Wall Street’s legal working group:

“I think we have seen this a few times before, but it is an attempt, in our opinion as both a legal group and I think also the activist group, to intimidate people so that they don’t come out into the street,” Sitrin said.

“Including last weekend, it was wrapping people in that net on the sidewalk,” she continued. “Which is very similar to the police allowing people to walk somewhere and then wrapping them up again.”

“So, kind of giving the impression that where ever you go, you are not safe from potential arrest, and I think it is a potential message to people around the country, who are continuing to organize, that if you go out in the street, if you go on the sidewalk, there’s really nowhere where you could potentially be safe if you want to exercise your right to protest and to organize.”

Nice Commentary In Yahoo News – “‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Clash with Police”

D. Benjamin Satkowiak has written a concise, extremely objective piece about the last week of events, he links straight to some of the most important videos – and he brings up the critical issue for filming police while they perform their duties in public — although sometimes on private property.

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Clash with Police

As I read this article this morning, one thing became clear to me:


You’ve got their attention. They are listening.

Pat yourself on the back people! God damn! I’m impressed.

As the article points out, this message was delivered at great expense to the participating protesters.

From the article:

‘In its second week, the “Occupy Wall Street” protests have brought forth a legitimate argument as it relates to the Federal Reserve’s role in the declining American economy. Unfortunately, it appears to have done so at a great cost to those who have voiced their opinions at the Manhattan event.

On Saturday, things turned ugly as police arrested approximately 100 demonstrators. Some of which, as numerous videos and photos from the event show, were met with extreme prejudice and blatant police brutality, furthering the demonstrator’s cases that the government and its economic arm at the Federal Reserve are delivering the nation into a tyrannical “police state.”

Landmark Pic from Occupy Wall Street – and Mainstream Media – Lots of it now

Wall Street - September 17, 2011 - Photo by Julianne Pepitone

Update Sept 18 – Protest still going on – all live feeds still working.

NEW! #takewallstreet new tag for coverage (as opposed to the #occupywallst) (4:16 pm)

NEW! CNN Coverage (3:50 pm)

NEW! The Nation coverage. (2:34 pm)

NEW! New York Times Coverage!

Here’s the video from ABC News.

Here’s Al Jazeera’s coverage.

LIVESTREAM video stream.

Anonymous’ LIVE video stream.