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Brooklyn Bridge Occupied

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 1, 2011, 4:56 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

Police have kettled the march on the Brooklyn Bridge and have begun arresting protesters. At least 20 arrested so far.

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UPDATE: 5:15PM - Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down by police

UPDATE: 5:55PM - At least 50 arrested.

UPDATE: 8:17PM - NYTimes reporting hundreds arrested - including a reporter - police appear to have deliberately misled protesters.

UPDATE: 8:40PM - Around 400 peaceful protesters arrested.

UPDATE 10/2 2:20AM - Over 700 protesters arrested.

Please call:

1st Precinct: +1 (212) 334-0611
77th Precinct: +1 (718) 735-0611

NYPD Switchboard: +1 (646) 610-5000
NYPD Central Booking: +1 (212) 374-3921
NYPD Internal Affairs: +1 (212) 741-8401
Mayor Bloomberg: +1 (212) NEW-YORK or +1 (212) 374-3921



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[-] 1 points by thegatekeeperbeta (25) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Sad to hear... but I guess you can expect these things to happen.


[-] 1 points by flanga (26) 11 years ago

Hope all went well. Where can I find updates on this incident?

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[-] 1 points by memrosmex (15) 12 years ago

A solid first step in fixing our economic and political woes is to disqualify any person worth more than two million dollars from holding political office. The rich are too corrupted by greed to be an any benefit to the community generally. Putting the rich in government is like turning over the reins of power to a bunch of felons. The American middle class, the true creator of jobs and wealth, should control the government for the people. I look forward to some politician proposing this amendment before the greed of the already wealthy completely destroys our democratic way of life, economy and values. The foundation of our nation is not capitalism but democracy in the form of a Republic. Capitalism is nowhere even mentioned in the American Constitution. Capitalism is a tool of democracy to generate wealth and prosperity. Democracy should not be the tool of capitalism to generate wealth for a few. Capitalism is a beast that must be harnessed to pull the plow for the well-being of humanity. Now is an historic opportunity for hard-working and creative middle class Americans to assert their majority rights against a corrupt and ineffective elite who have brought the country to the brink of ruin.

[-] 1 points by anonymouschristianterrorist (88) 12 years ago

Christian terrorist are in the 99% who will bring down the movement, some of them are members of the groups the FBI calls terrorist, known as ANONYMOUS.

[-] 1 points by TrumpetingNow (6) 12 years ago
[-] 1 points by shirkann (2) 12 years ago

Evil and greedy people rule the world,the whole world is 99%!!!

[-] 1 points by lxavier (2) 12 years ago

Much of people's productive work on this planet is subject to taxation. Some tax money pays for services that are a benefit to people; other taxation is excessive and unacceptable, funding government corruption, warmongering, and feeding an elite, including a bloated bureaucracy. Through the automated collection of income taxes, value added taxes, sales taxes, utility taxes, etc., authorities seek to make the payment of taxes an unconscious act. While many believe that they live in a free society, or that they own a property, they would find out otherwise if they refused to pay taxes. For these reasons, while many people work to boost their income, haggle about price, or search for low prices, they often pay taxes with blind resigned acceptance.

SEED THOUGHT: Taxes are not a given, they should be paid as a matter of conscious choice. People should mentally resist paying all types of taxes (income, value added, sales, utility, etc.). They must consciously, rather than blindly, pay taxes, while mentally directing these funds to the greater good.

[-] 1 points by iAMyouAREme (8) 12 years ago

For those of you with what you perceive as "opposing views" to our movement- I just want to plant one seed. You are here, looking at our sites and reading our information because there is something in you that relates to our cause. Granted, it may not have yet to be articulated by individuals in a way that resonates with you. But you too are struggling. You too are awakening to the malicious corruption that forgoes sanctity of quality of life. And THAT makes me happy that you are here. Because this is not about our differences, this is about us coming together. And it is perfectly ok to disagree on the problems, the resolutions, what needs to be reformed, which politicians need to get lost, etc. It is perfectly ok because we can have those conversations later. Right now, the root of the problem is removing the parts/people of this system that are unable/unwilling to maintain integrity in their dealings. And then we can come to the table together and discuss what is best for all of us. We cannot begin making resolutions until we have fixed the parts of the system that are broken. So thank you. Thank you for being here, thank you for speaking your truth, thank you for sharing your views with us. This is vital for the rebuilding once we have rid our government of the parasites it is riddled with. We are all one. Lets focus on unity not division in the meantime. It will make us ALL stronger. :)

[-] 1 points by PaulRevere2011 (6) from Frenchtown, NJ 12 years ago

Don't forget the CHEM TRAILS!!! They are poisoning us in Tucson, Arizona at 5:40pm as I write this. Google - What in the world are they spraying? Good Luck - God Bless America.

[-] 1 points by MichaelT (9) 12 years ago

Canada is with you too! Mark October 15'th on your calendar and join us in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal as per:




Our banks make far too much profit all the time and should have their taxes raised by 3000% each year and have that money be used for social safety nets instead of being used to build monuments to their execess!


[-] 1 points by curbee88 (4) 12 years ago

WAKE UP AMERICA The Political structure of this Nation would not change unless WE THE PEOPLE changed.The only ones that can run for office are millionaires with families members working for big corporations or wall st puppet-tiers.WE need to ask for term limits on congress and senate.

[-] 1 points by CookMeFood (2) 12 years ago

Please stop using the term "kettled", it is not a word. Everytime you use it I see it re-posted. I think the word you're looking for is kenneled - as in to shelter like an animal. For this movement to be taken seriously we need to be viewed as intelligent. I support what you are doing.

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 12 years ago

Kettled apparently came from Britain where police there used the same tactics to contain rioters or protesters. Look in newspaper reports of the Brooklyn Bridge incident and you will see the term "kettled."

[-] 1 points by CookMeFood (2) 12 years ago

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kettled It's not a word. But I guess you are right. I was unaware of the British police slang. My mistake.

[-] 1 points by ProudGuestofthe77 (1) 12 years ago


You are wrong...have a nice day.

[-] 1 points by ironfist (3) 12 years ago

What you are doing is an amazing movement that has the potential to affect US and global politics. However, in order to achieve something, I think there is an urgent need for the movement to define and prioritize its agenda better. As it is, many people consider the movement and it's agenda confusing. Protestors are easily considered "hippies" protesting just about anything and everything. If this is about Wall Street, lets make it clear. I think there is a risk that the wider the movement spreads, the more incoherent and dilluted it becomes.

[-] 1 points by semperfried76 (6) 12 years ago

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville

[-] 1 points by semperfried76 (6) 12 years ago

Get a job, you stupid hippies, or at least quit blocking the roads so people who do have one can get to work. Capitalism feeds America.

[-] 1 points by Dublin99 (65) 12 years ago

Can't you see the irony of your comment?

The problem is the lack of jobs because of the economy being so badly damaged by massive bank bailouts with fake made up money based on no actual hard wealth.

Goldman Sachs are playing Monopoly with people's lives.

Read some history of banking and you'll see where this all began.

[-] 1 points by pariscommune (205) 12 years ago

slavery fed america years ago, wage-slavery feeds it now. conservatism is stupid.

[-] 1 points by semperfried76 (6) 12 years ago

If you don't like how much you make now, work harder, learn more, and get a real job where you don't have to wear a name-tag and a paper hat.

[-] 1 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 12 years ago

You sound like a t-bagger speaking untruths. Many of the people protesting including yours truely (thursday at freedom plz dc) have degrees and are in DEBT trying to get them.Some us have children who are in debt up to their years trying to get a college ed. Their parents are in DEBT paying for the college ed. Unless you got something real positive to say go away. You are a troll out to cause kaos. GO AWAY!

[-] 1 points by ksoeiro (2) from Cotati, CA 12 years ago

That is an absolutely ridiculous statement. As you write that I am up to my neck in student loans and 2 jobs trying to get a degree that will hopefully find me a slightly better job to try and pay back the loans with interest while Big Banks are being bailed out and interlocking CEO's receive millions of dollars in bonuses AND THEN charge people extra money to try and utilize their own money. Nuh uh honey, it shouldn't work that way.

[-] 1 points by semperfried76 (6) 12 years ago

Lincoln freed the slaves, and he was GOP, you commie idiot.

[-] 1 points by MiMi1026 (937) from Springfield, VA 12 years ago

yo're a troll trying to infilterate with your t-bag thinking. You're probably the very cause of the wall street welfare pay out. Go Away. We don't need people like you here.

[-] 1 points by RedDread (57) from Bethel, CT 12 years ago

Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, not a member of the Grand Ol Party. Read up on your history, brother.

[-] 1 points by timtebow420 (2) 12 years ago

Read a history book and maybe you will find out that neither political party has your best interest at heart. This is coming from a conservative(not a republican) who actually investigates the news for himself instead of having it spoon fed to me. Conservative has to do with how conservative your voting is in regards to the Constitution. Hopefully you can get what liberal means from the previous meaning(not sure though). Ron Paul is the most conservative(based on voting record and not the media) politician ever. Check the facts for yourself http://voteview.com/Is_John_Kerry_A_Liberal.htm

[-] 1 points by timtebow420 (2) 12 years ago

AdamG1986 is right. The two political parties have been flip flopping on issues for too long for you to flat right know what they have stood for for all these years. Lincoln didn't really speak out against slavery until he was 45 years old and running for political office. He needed to win a war so he freed the slaves. He had to convince the rest of the GOP that that was the only way to win the war. It had nothing to do with HUMANITY which is what it should have come down to. He didn't even support "n e g r o suffrage" because he was scared of losing the WHITE vote and not becoming president.

[-] 1 points by AdamG1986 (1) from Brooklyn, NY 12 years ago

Your an idiot, the Democrats split from the Republican party at the turn of the century. Read a book.

[-] 1 points by SwissMiss (2435) from Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI 12 years ago


[-] 1 points by dadnadad (1) 12 years ago

Why NYPD did not stop the marchers from entering the bridge? With all the surveillance cameras (advertised by NY police chief week before) and on the ground police, NYPD knew way in advance where the marchers where heading. New York Police not only felled their sworn duties to keep people safe they funneled them to the bridge with ill intention. I think they were looking for a fight that they did not get; the marchers were much smarter than what NYPD was led to believe.

[-] 1 points by semperfried76 (6) 12 years ago

Learn how to spell, retard. ("New York Police not only felled* their sworn duties...") Epic FAIL

[-] 1 points by john19897 (4) 12 years ago

Way to go NYPD

[-] 1 points by john19897 (4) 12 years ago

How stupid are you guys if you shut down a road way you deserve to be arrested. Go get a life you don't represent the majority of America.

[-] 1 points by USCitizen (1) 12 years ago

They represent a lot of Americans. The news' omission of coverage makes it seem like a small band of ragamuffins are stirring the pot, but imagine your life with better, cheaper health care, lower interest rates and no hidden bank fees. Tell me your life would not be better than it is today. Banks pay nothing in taxes, yet charge us fees. Same with corporations.

The amount of $ that goes past the people and into ever-growing bank accounts of super rich is disgusting. And now with corp. able to make political contributions, without a demonstration like this, we could be seriously f*ed in a few short years. And undoing what they want to do would take a decade. Bravo occupywallstreet. Stay strong.

[-] 1 points by ZinnReader (92) from Encinitas, CA 12 years ago

From the videos, it's clear that the NYPD attempted to incite a riot on the bridge, endangering not only the marchers' safety, but their own safety as well. Fortunately for everyone involved, the marchers were peaceful.

[-] 1 points by johnny1705 (1) from Wichita, KS 12 years ago

Thank you for marching for all of us!!!

[-] 1 points by justin3169 (1) 12 years ago

If you all could prove the police allowed you on the bridge before they arested you for blocking roadway couldn't you all sue for wrongful arrest?

The money could be used to support those who are currently occupying the several streets of the 1%.

[-] 1 points by youshouldprobablybuyit (3) 12 years ago

sue, the cops? its hard enough when they beat up a dude on camera for no good reason, its much more difficult when they just arrest a bunch of people on questionable (but perhaps legitimate in some eyes) grounds


[-] 1 points by SincerelySkeptical (15) 12 years ago

That's what I'm wondering. Might that be the deciding factor in seeking an entrapment charge? Did the police coerce the marchers into committing a "crime" they otherwise would not have, or did they allow the marchers to do what was already their intention? It really looks like the police led the way, but what took place before the bridge?