300 Mark Occupy's 1-Year Anniversary

Cops bust about a dozen in small march on Zuccotti

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Sep 16, 2012 7:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – About 300 people observing the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street marched to tiny Zuccotti Park in New York's lower Manhattan, the birthplace and headquarters for the protest movement. Police patrolled the crowd yesterday and took at least a dozen people into custody near Trinity Church, which borders Zuccotti Park. Police confirmed that they made arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct, but they did not have a total number.

Protesters marched from Washington Square Park and headed south down Broadway to Zuccotti Park, chanting as they went. The group later thinned out. The march came on the first of three days of planned events. The official anniversary date is tomorrow.

Police order a group of people associated with the Occupy movement to disperse in front of Trinity Church in New York, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested in front of Trinity church on Broadway, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A group of people associated with the Occupy movement are pushed down the sidewalk away from Trinity Church, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested on a march down Broadway en route to Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested in front of Trinity church on Broadway, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested on a march down Broadway en route to Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested on a march down Broadway en route to Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)
An activist associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement in Washington Square, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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