'Occupy' Protesters March on the Brooklyn Bridge
Movement takes over lower Manhattan
- Duration 3:40
- Date Nov 17, 2011
Movement takes over lower Manhattan
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That he's in there is breaking news now I -- Occupy Wall Street protests.
These are -- looked at the municipal courts building in Saint Louis.
You can see those occupied banners hanging from the roof up their right there's word that protesters have been.
Breaking into that building and that they've -- -- and and we're told the police plan to arrest them.
And in New York City the arrest total has climbed to close to 200 as they are still on the move over the Brooklyn Bridge.
These are live pictures there thousands upon thousands of protesters making their way from Manhattan to Brooklyn would you look at that.
The scene tonight mostly peaceful in fact almost entirely.
Very different than what we saw just hours earlier.
Demonstrators scuffling with police two months to the day after the -- -- movement began.
And two days after cops forced the protesters from their home base -- and cutting pork.
Seven officers reportedly injured in one way or another one getting around twenty stitches to his hand.
After somebody said to have thrown a jagged piece of glass at the officers -- the NYPD is -- extra thousand officers to every shift.
For the protesters so called day of action.
Organizers say they're movement -- spread to close to 400 cities around the world -- occupied chapter in every single state in the country.
But it seems none has drawn the kind of crowds that were saying where it all started right here in New York.
With that let's go to our -- talks -- correspondent he's -- -- -- -- part Jonathan what's the situation like -- now I guess they've all moved toward Brooklyn right.
-- -- -- -- -- -- still very much the focus all of these protests right now if you take a live look at the Brooklyn Bridge.
-- -- off thousands streaming on eight and all around and get their aim.
Has been -- -- to rush hour traffic they have had some success in that but police are largely keeping them my main parts of the bridge.
Opens -- the traffic that flows across it.
Every night at this time.
Earlier in the day protesters that gathered here it's a cutting -- In now hundreds several hundred of them then moved in all -- Broadway in downtown Manhattan.
Two unions away -- -- largely peaceful protest.
At that point although it was not always as man Michael Bloomberg pointed out that way today -- demand Bloomberg.
We've always said that everyone has a right to exercise that first amendment rights as long as they do so peacefully and abide by the law.
Some protests is today have deliberately pursued violence.
It's -- -- -- those protesters still on and around the Brooklyn Bridge chip that may yet be more violence tonight chat.
Jonathan I there were some injuries today some two officers and some two demonstrators there right.
Yeah absolutely check writing hearings it got to talking fact several -- offices were injured today.
One of them -- was treated at the hospital Bellevue hospital for stitches to it caught on his and all those had to be hospitalized briefly for treatment when they had some sort of stinging liquid thrown in that I -- Hot wheels of soul right he had caught on our cameras.
I've but protest.
Who appeared to be bleeding profusely from a head would it is unclear how that came about one witness said.
That protest it was pushing barricades towards the police.
They pushed back he fell having it is bad but we cannot independently confirm how that particular protest a wall's injured -- Jonathan Hunt lives are cutting park in lower Manhattan Jonathan thanks few.