Zuccotti Park Raid, Occupy Wall Street Video

'Occupy Wall Street' in NYC Hundreds of members of the group Occupy Wall Street continue their protest in Zuccotti Park, a space on Broadway and Liberty streets owned by real estate company, Brookfield Properties. One man demonstrated in a cage while two drew attention by protesting with painted naked torsos. Reverend Jesse Jackson, a prominent civil rights activist, joined protesters for a second day, after he reportedly linking arms with protesters the previous day to stop a medical tent being taken down. (Pacific Coast News)more pics » (Pacific Coast News) Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park got a surprise early Tuesday morning when hundreds of police dressed in riot gear cleared out the area. Within hours of the raid, video of the scene appeared online.

First came the bright lights, then the printed out notices. Next thing the protesters knew, the cops came in, tore down tents, and cleared out the park. Video posted on YouTube shows police warning those in the area, and then later throwing in mass tents and supplies into the trash.

In the statement given out to the protesters, the police wrote that they were clearing out the park so they could re-open it to the public. You can watch various video of the event here:


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