Cops Beat OWS Protestor to a Bloody Pulp
- uploaded: Nov 18, 2011
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#n17protester was allegedly thrown to the ground in Zuccotti - as dragged bleeding head out
OCCUPY WALL STREETERS PLAN TO SHUT DOWN STOCK EXCHANGE, SWARM SUBWAYS
Seven cops were injured. Four cops were hurt when a demonstrator threw liquid â€” possibly vinegar â€” at their faces.
Cops in riot gear were also in position near the Brooklyn Bridge, where a group of marchers are expected to show up at 5 p.m. Their last organized hike across the span resulted in more than 700 arrests on Oct. 1.
Another group of protesters headed to Union Square at 3 p.m., while demonstrators also fanned out to transit hubs in all five boroughs in an effort to block straphangers from getting around the city.
Organizers have said they were energized by Mayor Bloomberg's decision to clean out the squalid tent city at Zuccotti Park this past Tuesday, resulting in 230 arrests.
After the 60 arrests near Wall Street this morning, the protesters retreated north along Broadway near Trinity Church. Demonstrators eventually went back to Zuccotti Park, which has been their base since Sept. 17.