Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested at Zuccotti Park
On the eve of Occupy Wall Street’s most recent national day of action, eight protesters were arrested in Zuccotti Park Tuesday night.
A group of about 30 protesters entered the park last night after a march from Union Square. Some of them brought sleeping bags, which are prohibited in the park. Eight people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, according to the NYPD.
Today, occupiers are rallying corporations involved with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in a protest that spans 70 cities nationwide. The national day of action is a call against legislation that benefits corporations rather than average Americans.
This morning, author and journalist Matt Taibbi joined occupiers for a teach-in at Bryant Park. Protesters are marching from Bryant Park at noon with “creative actions” targeting Bank of America, Pfizer, and Koch Brothers.