Scenes From Occupy's 'Day of Action'
Police arrest more than 240 in New York City; some officers injured
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2011 12:31 PM CST
Updated Nov 17, 2011 7:21 PM CST
Occupy Wall Street protesters and union members walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Thursday.   (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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(Newser) – Occupy Wall Street's "Day of Action" has resulted in more than 240 arrests and counting, mostly in New York City but also throughout the country in smaller protests. Daily Intel has a live blog of the events in New York, the latest being a march to the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • NYC numbers: About 250 were arrested by late afternoon, including five charged with assault. More at DNA Info.
  • Officers hurt: Seven officers were injured in New York, including five who were doused in the face with a liquid, maybe vinegar, says Mayor Bloomberg. (Protesters carry vinegar as an antidote to pepper spray, notes AP.) One officer needed 20 stitches in his hand after getting hit by thrown glass.

  • Bloodied protester: The worst clashes took place as protesters returned from the financial district to Zuccotti Park. One 20-year-old protester suffered a bloodied face; police say he threw a battery at officers and took an inspector's hat; he's been charged with attempted assault and grand larceny. "He resisted arrest, kicking officers, and when he was brought down, he struck his head, causing bleeding," says the NYPD. See the New York Times.
  • Elsewhere: Protests also took place in cities including Los Angeles, DC, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Chicago, Albany, and Portland. The LA protests included demonstrators at Bank of America Plaza in the financial district. See the LA Times.

 

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