12 Jul '12, 4pm

Judge finds that #OWS Protesters Wrongfully Arrested On Brooklyn Bridge

In late September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement was just a few weeks old. Waves of locally organized protests were unfurling across the country, and New York City was the movement’s emotional epicenter. Full of momentum and support from around the country, thousands gathered for yet another march in the Big Apple, this time focused on the Brooklyn Bridge. Within minutes of setting foot on the bridge, and much to the surprise of the protesters, New York police officers began arresting participants en masse and without clear indication of the charges. When it was all done, over 700 protesters were in handcuffs . The incident sparked international outcry, and only served to spark more marches and protests around the world. Now, a federal judge has ruled that the officers at the head of the march failed to sufficiently warn the Occupy Wall Street protesters that walkin...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/judge-ows-protesters-wrongful...

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