Occupy Wall Street demonstrators took their protests uptown this weekend, as 6,000 activists gathered in Times Square to protest economic inequality. The protesters mixed alongside crowds of tourists, as well as costumed
attendees from New York Comic Con, taking place a few blocks away.
According to Bloomberg 70 protesters were arrested on the day, 42 after a large confrontation with the NYPD at 46th and Sixth. Two police officers were hospitalized after suffering injuries. According to CBS, a police horse was knocked over earlier in the day.
Pictures of the scene, from photographer Nathan Finch:
In Time Square, the ABC News ticker displays the headline, “Occuply Wall Street Movement Gone World Wide,” to boisterous applause.
An NYPD Officer looks on as protesters chant “We Are the 99%! The police are the 99%!”
A protester holds up a sign near the Hard Rock Cafe.
A protester at Time Square holds up a hand-made sign spray-painted on cardboard with the group’s slogan “99%.”
A protester is arrested and taken into custody for an unknown offense at 6:23 pm.
A female protester at Time Square is arrested by the NYPD in the early evening.
NYPD officers standing guard.
A protester at Time Square looking on as a large group of NYPD officers march by, at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
An NYPD officer escorts an elderly woman though the Times Square barricades.
A protester at Times Square looks on as a large group of NYPD officers march by in riot gear.