Several Occupy Wall Street activists arrested in New York
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
A protester affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement is walked to a New York police bus after being detained for entering a privately-owned land on Dec 17. REUTERS photoPolice made several arrests on Dec. 17 at a protest in New York marking three months of demonstrations by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The demonstrators were arrested when they tried to enter private grounds belonging to a church near Zuccotti Park, which the movement was occupying until police evicted them in November.
Local media said between 35 and 50 people were arrested. But police declined to provide their own estimates.
Occupy activists oppose what they say is corporate influence over politicians and an economy geared to favor only the richest elite.