Dozens arrested after police clash with ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 23:55 EDT
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Dozens of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were arrested Wednesday night after they tried to push past a police barrier and officers moved in to contain them.

The officers beat back the protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace. A local Fox reporter and photographer were caught in the melee.

About 28 people were arrested on Wednesday, according to NY1.

The demonstrators gathered in Foley Square, their numbers boosted by the support of labor unions and liberal groups, and marched to Zuccotti Park. The protesters have been camped in the park out since September 17.

Watch video, courtesy of Fox 5, below:

Occupy Wall Street Arrests; Fox 5 Crew and Protesters Hit by Mace, Batons: MyFoxNY.com

For a second perspective on the melee, watch the video below.

Stephen C. Webster contributed to this report.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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