NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four people, including a New York State senator, were arrested Tuesday as Occupy Wall Street marched to the site of their former Manhattan encampment to mark the second anniversary of the movement against corporate greed and inequality.
Protesters convened in lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning for a day of marches and rallies.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, a group of demonstrators marched down Broadway and turned onto Wall Street ahead of the New York Stock Exchange opening bell.
The protesters also demonstrated outside the United Nations before marching to Bryant Park. That march focused on the idea of a “Robin Hood Tax,” a 0.5 percent levy that would be applied to financial service companies, with revenues to be geared toward social services.
Six police officers on horseback kept an eye on things. Four protesters were arrested for obstructing traffic, CBS 2 reported.
Among those arrested was state Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan.)
“Thank you for letting us have the First Amendment,” one protester shouted to a police officer, Silverman reported.
The protesters were blocking traffic as they continued to march Tuesday evening.
On Sept. 17, 2011, protesters first began camping in Zuccotti Park near the Stock Exchange. The movement has splintered since Mayor Michael Bloomberg evicted the protesters from the plaza in November 2011.