As OWS members gathered on Saturday, ready for Monday's anniversary march in Wall Street, police swooped in and arrested 25 protesters.
Monday, September 17 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Naturally, OWS members are getting ready to celebrate that anniversary on Monday, but the NYPD were apparently thinking otherwise.
Around 200 OWS members had gathered and were marching down Broadway to Zucotti Park. According to National Lawyers Guild chapter coordinator, Susan Howard, around 25 demonstrators were arrested, although the NYPD has not yet confirmed the number.
According to Linnea Paton, 24, an OWS spokeswoman, over the weekend there have been Occupy Wall Street seminars, music and demonstrations in New York. Apparently demonstrations are planned in other U.S. cities, according to other OWS organizers.
Plans for Monday will start with protesters gathering at Liberty Plaza, the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. They will then “storm Wall Street” and “form a peaceful sitting wall” to prevent workers from getting to their offices.
Following this, protesters will take their grievances direct to the New York Stock Exchange, which they will surround during the rush-hour, hoping to also prevent commuters from getting to work.
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