Posted at 10:09 PM ET, 09/24/2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest: 80 arrested (video)


Police handcuff and take a participant from a march organized by Occupy Wall Street. (Tina Fineberg - AP)

This post has been updated.

About 80 people were arrested today in lower Manhattan as they participated in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration, which has now lasted about a week, the Associated Press reports.

Police say most arrests were for blocking traffic, though one person was charged with assaulting an officer, the AP says. A protest spokesman called the police response “exceedingly violent.”

This video appears to show a man who identifies himself as Adam Dirks being arrested, with blood on his face.

Postings on Occupy Wall Street’s Web site address a variety of issues that they’re protesting, including big banks and their approach to mortgages, Sotheby’s and the execution of Troy Davis.

This video shows a group of people chanting and marching down Church Street in lower Manhattan, with police officers walking alongside and appearing to try to keep them on one side of the street.

In this video, a crowd shouts “The whole world’s watching” while a man is taken away by police officers.

If you have video, leave the URL in the comments, along with a quick description, and we’ll take a look.

This site has live video of the demonstrators in New York.

New:

Commenter argyle_sox shared this video in the comments section; it appears to show a group of women on a sidewalk, surrounded by police officers carrying orange fencing. The description says the women are hit with mace, though from the video, it’s unclear what happens, but they fall to the ground screaming.

By Terri Rupar  |  10:09 PM ET, 09/24/2011

 
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