‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters return to Zuccotti Park

By Andrew Jones
Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:55 EDT
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Occupy Wall Street protester in a mask. Image via AFP.
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As many in New York turned their attention towards new resolutions in new places for 2012, “Occupy Wall Street” protesters enthusiastically returned to Zuccotti Park Saturday night.

According to the New York Daily News, demonstrators knocked down barricades surrounding the park 90 minutes prior to midnight in a full fledge re-occupying after being evicted in mid- November.

Authorities say one cop suffered a slight injury and was taken to a local hospital after a protester cut him with a pair of scissors.

Four other protesters were taken into custody by police as 300 others marched uptown throughout Manhattan. The famous 99 percent projector also returned, flashing a “Happy New Year” message on the side of a nearby building.

Police later returned with new barricades placed around the park.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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