80-plus arrested in NYC Occupy Wall Street protest

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Posted: Oct 16, 2011 1:03 AM
80-plus arrested in NYC Occupy Wall Street protest

New York police say more than 80 people have been arrested in the latest demonstrations there against corporate greed.

Two police officers suffered injuries and had to be hospitalized Saturday. One had a head injury. Police spokesman Paul Browne said 42 people were arrested in Times Square after being warned repeatedly to disperse; three others were arrested earlier while trying to take down police barriers.

Two dozen people were arrested at a Citibank branch when they refused a manager's request to leave. Most were detained for trespassing. Five others were arrested for wearing masks.

About 10 people were loaded into a police van at a Manhattan park after midnight after police announced the park had closed.