Sunday, October 2, 2011

NYPD Trick Protesters on to Brooklyn Bridge; Arrest 700

Police arrested more than 700 demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests who took to the roadway as they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

“Protesters who used the Brooklyn Bridge walkway were not arrested,” said the head police spokesman, Paul J. Browne. “Those who took over the Brooklyn-bound roadway, and impeded vehicle traffic, were arrested.”

But, according to NYT, many protesters said that they thought the police had tricked and trapped them, allowing them onto the bridge and even escorting them across, only to surround them in orange netting after hundreds of them had entered.

“The cops watched and did nothing, indeed, seemed to guide us onto the roadway,” said Jesse A. Myerson, a media coordinator for Occupy Wall Street who was in the march but was not arrested.

7 comments:

  1. So not only do they fail to understand basic economics and the underlying causes of the Wall Street problem, but they get played by a bunch of former C students in uniform.

    The intellect of these protesters is nowhere near the level they seem to think it's at.

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  2. Maybe this is the type of thing they have the FEMA camps for. Any word on where they were taken?

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  3. There has to be a regard to the roadways and a regard for peaceful protest, a workable balance.

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  4. Ajlouny---

    Agreed, but they police were the ones who directed them onto the bridge so they could arrest them. Too bad it will backfire- the protests will just get bigger and more passionate after this underhanded trickery.

    Please tweet @OccupyWallSt and tell them to focus on the Federal Reserve buildings, and urge Ron Paul supporters to pass out literature that explains where the blame lies- the banks are merely following orders from the FED.

    If we channel this inchoate passion in the right direction, we might actually effect REAL change, not just pissing in the wind.

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  5. From NBC's sunday evening news show; nypd proves it didn't trick protesters(plays clip of cop with Bullhorn arresting them) see no tricks.

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  6. wheres the regards to the peace protest.

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  7. The beauty of are country is the right to freedom of speech. So protest your heart away peacefully.

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