NY police nab some 70 protesters
Islam Times - Police in New York have arrested around 70 Occupy protesters, who had come back to retake their former campsite at Zuccotti Park.
The late Saturday night arrests were made in the midst of New Year's celebrations.
“All week, all year, we'll still be here,” protesters chanted.
When they saw the police arresting the protesters, other New Yorkers also came to the park to show their support for the push to retake the encampment.
According to police sources, one protester assaulted an officer.
The police evicted the demonstrators from Zuccotti Park in an early morning raid in mid-November. The attack led to other raids on many encampments across the US from Boston to Los Angeles.
The protesters owes their inspiration to the Occupy Wall Street campaign (OWS), which began in New York's financial district on September 17 in protest at 'corporate greed' and high-level corruption in the country. Upon evolution, the movement spread to different cities across the US, including Philadelphia and Portland.
Most anti-Wall Street encampments across the country have been forcibly cleared.
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