Some 80 people have been arrested in lower Manhattan as the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest enters its second week. Police have been harsh in quelling the rally. However, not much of their violence is being reported by the mainstream media.
Tensions are rising near Wall Street, where hundreds of demonstrators fed up with the existing financial system have camped out to protest against bank bailouts, the mortgage crisis and social injustice. They also protested the US state of Georgia’s recent execution of Troy Davis.
On Saturday, hundreds of protesters marched through lower Manhattan in the direction of Union Square, where police tried to corral them using orange plastic netting and used tear gas against some of protesters.