Police Make Arrests At Duarte Square Following Eviction Of Occupy Wall Street From Zuccotti Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – After police raided Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, demonstrators ousted from the park took to the streets.

Photos: Police Raid Zuccotti Park

“This movement can’t be contained in one square block in lower Manhattan. It is bigger than that. You can’t evict an idea whose time had come,” read a message on the Occupy Wall Street website.

Immediately after the raid, dozens of protesters made their way to Foley Square.

They distributed a flier calling for a rally at Wall Street and various subway stations.

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Occupy Wall Street protesters gather together at Foley Square after being evicted from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters started marching from Foley Square to City Hall. Some were chanting, others carrying signs. The marchers were escorted by a large contingent of police, who appeared to be keeping the marchers on the sidewalk.

After gathering at Foley Square, the crowd moved to Juan Pablo Duarte Square.

WATCH: CBS2’s Jim Smith Over Duarte Square In Chopper 2

CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reports protesters near the square were busted for trespassing on a vacant lot owned by Trinity Church, clearly marked private property, around noon.

“We’ve got to stand our ground,” Rene Requelme said. “Prove they just can’t shove us around the way they want.”

“With the occoupation, it’s a dedication, it’s an ongoing committment it’s people saying, ‘You know what, I can make a sacrifice for a greater cause,'” Matthew Ryall said.

“I think Zuccotti Park has taken on great symbolism not just for New York City but the occupations all around the country and all around the world,” Miriam Rocek said.

About 100 protesters took their movement down the center of Broadway to City Hall where police responded, ushering marchers back to the sidewalk.

LISTEN: The Occupy Wall Street Song

Demonstrators later returned to Zuccotti Park to await Judge Michael Stallman’s decision on whether the city acted legally in kicking them out.

During the wait, some protesters began singing in the streets while others apparently clashed with police.

Protesters had gathered in front of metal barriers and one demonstrator reached over with a large American flag, and attempted to plant it in the park. Police apparently shoved the protester out of the park. Protesters hurled expletives at the officers amid the scuffle.

WATCH: CBS2’s Tony Aiello On The Ground In Duarte Square

Around 5 p.m. Stallman ruled in favor of the city and Brookfield Properties saying protesters could return to the park but without their tents and overnight gear.

  • sgeilt

    OWS INTENTIONS are fraudulent. That is what is inexcusable. If their intentions were clear and forthright this would not be happening to them. And you cannot ask and adult to look the other way over and over when he knows fraud is involved.
    FRAUD as a profession, belongs in the White House, and Congress, not in a People’s park. COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM are fraudulent means to a supposed social good. If you do not understand that, you either cant read or you are a fraud yourself.

  • fecal_heroes

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s prayers are with the millions being victimized by selfsame Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank. And with the Anonymous brigade.
    For they know, the bad children and parasites who are proletariat will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers!

  • Ed

    Yeah this is the end of it. Hardly.

    It’ll end when there’s economic justice. It’ll end when there’s reform. It’ll end when banks are no longer too big to fail. When the jobless are a priority.

    Nothing has changed since this movement started except the number of officers deployed. But, first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

  • Albert Right

    They are clearing out Zucotti Park at this very moment. The mayor has declared that its a health hazard. So it looks like it may finally be over. The mayor says they can return eventually but it doesn’t appear too likely as NYPD was used to remove the protesters with the National Guard on standby. So far 203 arrest have been made and several people have been pepper sprayed and hit with an acoustic discomfort device. Good Riddance.

    Get more ows facts on my site live:

  • Andrew Nutra

    To OWS, I’m nowhere near one of the 1 percenters but PLEASE do not represent me. I work for a living. I majored in liberal arts. Sure it took awhile to get a job but I worked hard and persevered. I always believed this is a land of opportunities and not guarantees. I sometimes get frustrated but know enough that you can’t drum your way to a better system of government. I support your right to voice your opinions but shooing away the homeless, fighting the cold and occupying private land will not change anything.

    • Don Juan

      “I support your right to voice your opinions but shooing away the homeless, fighting the cold and occupying private land will not change anything.”

      Ok — So what’s your point?

  • 2gruesome2b

    i wish my birthplace were still there, as it was in september, 1932. 38th street and 10th avenue, a/k/a “hell’s kitchen”. these wastrels would have gotten a taste of how it was to bother longshoremen and other hard working family men. some would be laying dead on cobblestones, like the poor old dray horses who came to the end of the line, and passed onto a better place.

  • Jen

    Is this medival times? There are two sides to every story. What about the people who were pulled out of their tents or temporary homes by police in the middle of the night. Yes, the raid took place at exacly two minutes after midnight. It’s the citys fault for allowing this whole situation to get out of hand.

  • Hit them high hit them low

    Wow wait to they interfere with the subway system and feel the wrath of working people who want to get home.Fight back new yorkers lets take these protesters down 1 at a time.These protest cost city millions hundreds of jobs in that area gone and people going out of business.They are not hurting the big corporations but they are killing the hard working people of new york .

  • tee-Jay

    Any court will rule that…

    – the City has failed to enforce any laws in that park, thus granting the protesters 100% EXEMPTION FROM ALL LAWS.

    – the owner of the park has failed to enforce its own rules, thus rendering those rules NULL, VOID, and PERMANENTLY UNENFORCEABLE.

    • tired.

      go march in Colorado.

  • Andrew Nutra

    They’ll never learn: Wall Streeters listen to shareholders, politicians listen to voters. NO ONE listens to raping percussionists!

  • Andrew Nutra

    Where’s Joan Baez now, huh!?!?

  • Andrew Nutra

    Doing my best Nelson/ The Simpsons impression: “Ha ha!”

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    • Amtracmarine

      Nothing has happened to the protesters that they haven’t provoked. Go “F” yourself.

  • CSI

    They should try stopping one of Harlem subway station and see how good that goes. Or maybe over at Bedstuy.

    • Andrew Nutra

      They’ll never make it past the Crips and Bloods.

      • Love NYC

        Chinatown or Little Italy?

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