Video Update: NYPD arrest, abuse peaceful protesters
The NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg have not succeeded in shutting down Occupy Wall Street yet. In fact, on a Wednesday afternoon, around 200 protesters gathered in order to celebrate the birthday of folk singer-songwriter Woodie Guthrie, well known for his working class and pro-union sympathies. Though the exact circumstances are unclear, arrests and confrontations occurred both because protesters gave food to the homeless and because the police declared the sidewalk off-limits.
One protester was injured in a scuffle between Occupy protesters and police officers at New York City’s Zuccotti Park during a rally marking the 100th birthday of the late folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie.
About 200 protesters spilled into the street Wednesday afternoon at the edge of the park. Police officers began pushing protesters back onto the sidewalk. One woman fell down and was later taken away in an ambulance. The protesters had ended a six-day march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
During the so-called Occupy Guitarmy rally, protesters sang Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land” and gave speeches.