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Friday, September 30, 2011

Protesters marching to One Police Plaza. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Over a thousand protesters marched from Wall Street to NYPD headquarters early Friday evening.

In its second week, the Occupy Wall Street protesters, some of whom have been camping out in Lower Manhattan, were joined by others marched to One Police Plaza and stayed there for a couple of hours chanting "We are the 99 percent" or "Ray Kelly has to go."

The signs showed the diversity of the crowd and the issues that led people to march, including concerns about police behavior against the protesters like the use of pepper-spray at a march to Union Square last weekend.

Manhattan Housing Attorney Sam Himmelstein said “I think the message that this is sending that it’s not okay to spray people indiscriminately but I think the focus should really remain Wall Street and the disparity of wealth in our country.”

About 50 members of the Transport Workers Unions also joined marchers.

Friday's march was peaceful; officers appeared to keep their distance while attempting to keep the protesters on the same route along Broadway.

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One of the many signs used for the march.
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Protesters gather before marching to One Police Plaza.
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Michelle Marini and Anne Healy were visiting from LA and said they came down to see if Radiohead was playing. Radiohead was not.
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A protester at the Occupy Wall Street march.
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Police keep watch as thousands protest.
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Protesters at One Police Plaza.
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Kelly Bannon, who was arrested at the march to Union Square, participates in the One Police Plaza march.
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Police clear a path for protesters.
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Wall Street protesters and police.
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Protesters marching to One Police Plaza.
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Bob Broadhurst came from Massachusetts. He said he'd been watching the protests on line and came down because he hadn't seen a lot of "hard hats" around and wanted to see first hand what's happening.

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Comments [4]

Julian from Teaneck, NJ

I want to suggest an idea to NYPD: articulate a support fund from Big Banks called "Wall Street for NYPD". The ice was broken by Chase Bank donation of $4.6 million.

The donation, biggest ever for NYPD, seems a coincidence, don’t you? See more http://www.emoneydaily.com/j-p-morgan-chase-co-nysejpm-makes-4-6m-donation-to-nypd/69818864/

Oct. 05 2011 09:39 AM
Sue from Manhattan

This Wed. at 4:30, unions and community groups are "marching on Wall St." at City Hall.

Union workers and community members impacted by the economic crisis have been demanding that Wall Street and the wealthiest New Yorker's pay their fair share of taxes.

Let's march down to Wall Street to welcome the protesters and show the faces of New Yorkers hardest hit by corporate greed.

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Oct. 03 2011 12:40 PM
Clement from Brooklyn

I'm proud to be New Yorker when I see their citizens fighting for the right cause. Finally!

Oct. 01 2011 11:22 PM
Dan H from Beijing, China

I'm out of the city working but I so want to be there !

Oct. 01 2011 01:52 AM

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