Slow trickle of Occupy Wall Street protesters return to Zuccotti Park
Occupy Wall Street protesters began filing back into Zuccotti Park lastnight, after they received word that NYPD barricades were removed.
Occupy Wall Street protesters began filing back into Zuccotti Park last night, after they received word that NYPD barricades were removed.
About a hundred protesters reportedly entered the park in an effort to reclaim the original site of the movement. Three protesters were arrested on charges including trespass, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, according to the NYPD.
The OccupyWallStNYC Twitter account posted a photo late last night, with the comment, "nypd just made arrests in #LibertySquare for laying down."
By Wednesday morning, only about ten protesters remained in the park.
Zuccotti Park has been surrounded by barricades and under watch by security guards since protesters were evicted by the NYPD in the early morning hours of November 15. Protesters continued meeting daily at cafes, the Atrium at 60 Wall Street or borrowed office space.