Wall Street row: NYPD arrests scores; shuts Brooklyn Bridge

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New York, Oct 3: On Saturday 'Occupy Wall Street' movement swept across the Brooklyn Bridge as 700 protestors were arrested for creating traffic blockade and holding unauthorized march around the bridge.

During the second week of protests, the anti-Wall Street protesters jumped in on the bridge's pedestrian walkway and marched across the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

"Over 700 summonses and desk appearance tickets have been issued in connection with a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge late this afternoon after multiple warnings by police were given to protesters to stay on the pedestrian walkway, and that if they took roadway they would be arrested," a police official said.

"Some complied and took the walkway without being arrested. Others proceeded on the Brooklyn-bound vehicular roadway and were. The bridge was re-opened to traffic at 8:05 pm."

However, the arrested protesters freed after issuing summonses.

According to witnesses, the protestors were surrounded by brigades of police using orange mesh netting. Over half of the dissents were handcuffed, as many of the marchers tried to escape the police besiege. Later three busses called at the vicinity, to take away the anti-Wall Street men sitting on the span.

In a bid to control the chaotic episode Brooklyn Bridge was closed by police officials for a while, however, it was reopened in the same evening.

Occupy Wall Street movement was kicked off in America on Sep 17. As the protest against all (conceived) anti-democracy stuffs lingering across the world, New York's financial hub, Wall Street, protest was believed to be inspired by Egypt's political uprising and the Spanish acampadas. The prime motive is to end the monied corruption of US democracy.

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