Reports Of Arrests And Pepper Spraying At Wall Street Protests

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"Reports Of Arrests And Pepper Spraying At Wall Street Protests"

There have been multiple reports of arrests and pepper spraying of protesters on Wall Street tonight. According to the Guardian, “there’s a flashpoint on the intersection of Broadway and Cedar Street, with reports of a number of arrests. Police have deployed orange netting to contain protesters. Subway trains have been ordered not to stop at Wall Street station.”

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The Associated Press is reporting that twenty protesters at the Occupy Seattle protest have been arrested. ABC News confirms that “numerous” arrests were made in New York.

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A video uploaded by YouTube user grubenyasha shows an NYPD officer repeatedly swinging at and striking protesters with his baton. Watch:

Activists in NYC shout “remain calm” to their fellow protesters and urge everyone to “please remain peaceful.” Watch:

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