The OWSies got the news this morning that they’d be able to continue squatting in what was once a public park. In celebration, they got some of the confrontation and violence they’ve been looking for. Riding their brooms down to the New York Stock Exchange, while trying to block police, and disobeying police orders, led to several arrests and complaints of police brutality. Straight from the progressive handbook – break the law, play the victim, rinse, and repeat.
A group of protesters headed south on Broadway toward the New York Stock Exchange, carrying their brooms. Police were taken off-guard, Sandberg reported. The group swelled quickly and wound up in a confrontation with police as they tried to gain access to Wall Street. The standoff occurred near Bowling Green as they turned left on Beaver Street.
Police urged protesters to stay out of the street and stay on the sidewalk.
Police scooters were shaped like a V and moved toward the protesters in the standoff. One man lost his balance, and was run over by a police scooter.
“He was just walking and the cop ran him over,” one witness said.
Protesters chanted “The whole world is watching” during the arrests……
They flatter themselves. I doubt the whole world is watching.