Over 100 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

Over 100 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Protesters are arrested during 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstrations on September 17, 2012 in New York City. The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, which sparked international protests and sympathy for its critique of the global financial crisis, is commemorating the first anniversary of its earliest protest. The main protest began in front of the New York Stock Exchange and was preceeded by a series of days where free courses were offered on such topics as Marxism, anarchism, education and finance. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 17 at 10:56 AM

NEW YORK  -- Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

Police also removed four protesters in wheelchairs after they blocked a busy street Monday.

Loud chanting and the sound of drums filled the air. The demonstrators clogged traffic, and dozens of police officers and vans lined the streets.

But the protests lacked the heft of last year's Occupy events. Last year there were thousands of protesters. On Monday morning, there were a few hundred at most.

Earlier, they gathered across from Zuccotti Park, the site of the movement's birth.

Events are planned in more than 30 cities worldwide.

In San Francisco, they include an afternoon march to the Financial District and an evening rally outside Bank of America.

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