Wall Street March Prompts Police Brawl
15 arrested in showdown
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2011 10:32 AM CDT
A New York City police officer runs over a National Lawyers Guild observer as Occupy Wall Street demonstrators march through the streets near Wall Street, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – After the cleanup of Wall Street protesters' Zuccotti Park base was postponed, the occupiers were feeling inspired—so they poured onto Broadway for a new march. The result: 15 arrests, the New York Post reports. Police were waiting for protesters, who were blocking traffic; cops pursued and grappled with protesters, some of whom flipped a police bike, in what the Post calls a "melee." As police made arrests, the crowd chanted, "The whole world is watching!"

Gothamist saw one protester who was punched in the face by an officer apparently without provocation; the protester says his earring was torn out: "I'm HIV positive and that cop should get tested." Protesters were back at the park by 8:30 this morning. "The city tried to intimidate us, they threatened us and tried to put us in our place. But we showed them what we are all made of and we did it without violence," says one. Adds another, "I've never been more confident that we are all going to make a difference." Click through for intense video of what appears to be a brawl.

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Barack_Must_Go
Oct 17, 2011 2:59 AM CDT
The poster child of the Obama regime's terror attacks on our " real " American ' Life, Liberty and Pusuit of Happiness is an HIV positive half - a - sissy, with crap in his pants, malice in his heart and nothing in his head. Barack Hussein Obama the ll and liberal/socialist/anarchist/AIDS infected domestic terrorists ........ ' Perfect Together '.
boxcar
Oct 14, 2011 5:42 PM CDT
The real crime committed is PLUNDER of the US Treasury by those who make up Wall Street rules- The solution will be a TaxPayer revolt- If there's no taxes paid then there's nothing to steal. Problem is, the Federal system is so corrupt, they'll just print more money if there's none to plunder NO ONE is held accountable, NO ONE goes to jail- there's dozens of Bernie Madoffs to go around, so where's the JUSTICE in all this? Oh, I get it, according to police its all about..........JUST-US since we are all beginning to perceive the purpose of police is "to serve & protect........THE RICH" How can TaxPayers revolt? Easy, been doing it for over 30 years (they quit auditing me 25yrs ago) You have a legal right to wait for [3 years] to file your tax return for a refund of a few hundred $ you left Sure, it's a 10% penalty & interest ON TAX OWED. Since you don't OWE any tax, its a BIG ZERO Meanwhile you have the satisfaction of throwing a monkey wrench into the system, they're so smart, let them figure it out, they're the ones with the guns and all the power, I ain't gonna' help the bastards
finkster
Oct 14, 2011 2:41 PM CDT
The start of something big or just the recent flavor?