NEW UPDATE: Marchers from Occupy Wall Street are converging on the subways.
UPDATE: NYC Police have raided Zuccotti Park, have closed the barricades and are not allowing the hundreds in the park to leave. Police have surrounded the Park on all sides.
It started around 7 am this morning in lower Manhattan in New York City. Already 50 arrests as demonstrators attempt to close down the nation’s financial district – Wall Street.
More than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters take part in what’s being called a “Day of Action” today, featuring rallies and marches throughout the city to mark two months since the start of the movement.
Several hundred protesters made their way from Zuccotti Park to the New York Stock Exchange before the 9:30 a.m. opening bell.
Barricades were set up by the New York City Police Department to control the crowds, and only people with stock exchange ID’s were being let past a certain point.
Arrests Made As OWS Protesters Take Part In “Day Of Action”