Occupy Wall Street plans Brooklyn Bridge march today

Occupy Wall Street marched across the car lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 1, 2011, resulting in mass arrests.

This afternoon, six months after their infamous Oct. 1 march, Occupy Wall Street protesters are again planning to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday afternoon.
 
On Saturday, Oct. 1, more than 700 OWS protesters were arrested when they stormed the bridge, an event that was a catalyst for the movement. Many protesters were arrested because the group walked across the car lanes of the bridge, blocking traffic, according to the NYPD.

Today, six months after those mass arrests, OWS said they plan to commemorate the event. The march starts at 2:30 p.m. and ends with a 4 p.m. rally in Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza.

Occupy Wall Street supporters marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Nov. 15, their international “Day of Action,”as well. But there were comparatively few arrests that day, as most protesters walked on the pedestrian walkways of the bridge.


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