The press cannot ignore 700 people arrested yesterday in
. The protest is finally out in the open and the news media finally has to cover it. សតិវ អតុ New York
NEW YORK —On the second week of protests by the Occupy Wall Street movement, a large group of marchers broke off from others on the bridge's pedestrian walkway and headed across the Brooklyn-bound lanes.
New York City police say about 700 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the and blocked traffic lanes for several hours. Brooklyn Bridge
Police arrest demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement after they attempted to cross the
on the motorway on Saturday. Brooklyn Bridge
A majority of the people arrested were given citations and released, The Associated Press reported.
Both the walkway and Brooklyn-bound car lanes were shut to traffic, snarling traffic. Police reopened the bridge at 8:05 p.m. EDT.
'We are not criminals'
Witnesses described a chaotic scene on the famous suspension bridge as a sea of police officers surrounded the protesters using orange mesh netting.
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Even our local newspaper, The Wichita Eagle carried this story.