Police arrested between 80-100 people today as Occupy Wall Street entered its ninth day. Is this the beginning of “The Coming Insurrection” as Glenn Beck suggested last week? Two facts are clear: the media is not covering this protest and the police have blockaded access to a public street (Wall Street) for nine days. The following excerpt from The New York Daily News gives an overview of Day 9.
Scores of protesters were arrested in Manhattan Saturday as a march against social inequality turned violent.
Hundreds of people carrying banners and chanting “shame, shame” walked between Zuccotti Park, near Wall St., and Union Square calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor.
At least 80 people were carted away in police vehicles and up to five were hit with pepper spray near 12th St. and Fifth Ave., where tensions became especially high, police and organizers said.
The National Lawyer’s Guild, which is providing legal assistance to the protesters, put the number of arrests at 100.
Witnesses said they saw three stunned women collapse on the ground screaming after they were sprayed in the face.