Wall Street Protesters Arrested on Church-Owned Lot

Monday, December 05, 2011

Selling OWS buttons for $2 apiece. (WNYC/Arun Venugopal)

Three anti-Wall Street protesters on a hunger strike were arrested on trespassing charges when they tried to access a vacant lot in Lower Manhattan on Sunday.

Protesters were arrested at a lot at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street, a space owned by Trinity  Church, an Episcopal church that dates to the colonial era and the landlord for WNYC's offices in Soho.

A Trinity spokesman said the lot is not available or suitable for large-scale assemblies or encampments. But  the spokesman said the church does support the protesters' engagement on the issues.


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Comments [1]

dbmetzger from upper west side

and now to OWS in Washington
Occupy Protesters Arrested in Washington
Several Occupy D.C. protesters were arrested in Washington after confrontations with police in a park near the White House.

Dec. 05 2011 01:57 PM

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