( 4UMF NEWS ) Over 100 Arrested On Occupy Wall Street Anniversary:
But the demonstrators quickly found themselves penned-in by cops, who had arrested more than 125 people for disorderly conduct by midday, police sources said.
There was plenty of raging against the financial sector, but no reports of serious violence between police and protesters. Demonstrator Robert Cammiso said the activists’ goal is to be heard.
“This may be the last opportunity we have before the election to have the voices of the people heard,” said demonstrator Robert Cammiso, 47, a construction worker from Brooklyn.
Protesters trying to reach the New York Stock Exchange on Broad St. in early morning found their path blocked by phalanxes of regular and mounted police — and a large, fragrant pile of fresh horse manure.
Workers trying to get to their jobs were told to produce work identification or get lost.
“Oh no you don’t,” a police officer said when a demonstrator tried to slip through the assembled cops at Wall St. and Broadway, one short block from the seat of American capitalism.
Zuccotti Park, which the OWS crowd had occupied for months last year, was also fenced off. Instead, demonstrators gathered across the street outside investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman to rail against crony capitalism in front of Isamu Noguchi‘s famous red cube statue.