NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Monday will mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests, but Occupiers are getting the celebration started early.
On Saturday members of the movement held teach-ins, assemblies, and workshops in Washington Square Park. A group of about 250 people, accompanied by police, then marched from Washington Square Park toward Zucotti Park. Police intervened twice during the march and made arrests, by 7:30 p.m. at least eight people had been arrested, according to the New york Times.READ MORE: Who Is Cuomo's Possible Successor, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?
The first arrest occurred at around 6:30 when police entered the crowd and pushed a man up against a wall, minutes later a group of five men were handcuffed in the back of a police van, the Times reported.READ MORE: Third Accuser Reportedly Comes Forward, Says Gov. Cuomo Acted Inappropriately At 2019 Wedding
Later during the march police identified and arrested individual protestors, witnesses told the Times.
On Sunday the group plans to hold concerts and speak-outs that will serve as a call to action to help the 99% and tax millionaires. These will occur at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.MORE NEWS: COVID 1 Year: CBS2 Speaks To Mount Sinai Doctor Who Diagnosed First Case In New York City
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