Four arrested in Occupy Wall Street sleepover
Police have taken four protesters into custody during an OWS sleepover on Wall Street. Two protesters were charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, violation of local law and disorderly conduct.
Members of Occupy Wall Street have taken to sleeping near the New York Stock Exchange nightly for about a week. The group has grown to more than 80 people who camp on the sidewalk with sleeping bags and blankets, which is protected by law as a form of protest, as long as no tents are erected.
This morning, four protesters were taken into custody.. After the arrests, protester were seen loudly shouting with each otherwhile camped out on the steps of Federal Hall, as passing tourists watched with curiosity.