NEW YORK – At least 500 "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators have been arrested by New York City police after they mobbed the Brooklyn Bridge and close down a lane of traffic for many hours.
|Hundreds of "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators arrested on Brooklyn Bridge |
Around 500 people were held for blocking traffic during an unlawful rally across Brooklyn Bridge, police sources confirmed.
"Occupy Wall Street" activists - protesting against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances - have been camping out in New York's financial district for two weeks and clashed with police on earlier occasions.
Reportedly, the march started in Lower Manhattan, and as protesters advanced to the access to the Brooklyn Bridge, some people entered the pedestrian walkway, while others entered the Brooklyn-bound roadway, walking with traffic, according to several witnesses.