WOODBURY - Today marks two months since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City, with the movement intensifying across the nation and overseas. Nearly 1,000 people gathered back on Sept. 17 for a rally in downtown Manhattan, where they set up a temporary tent city in Zuccotti Park. By the end of the first week, more than 80 protesters had been arrested. On Oct. 1, more than 5,000 demonstrators marched toward the Brooklyn Bridge, and, according to police, around 700 were arrested for clogging traffic lanes. By the campaign's one-month anniversary, rallies had spread to more than 1,000 cities in 82 countries. The movement took a hit when a New York court ruled that protesters could no longer pitch tents or sleep in Zuccotti Park, but thousands took to the streets of Manhattan's financial district today to commemorate the anniversary. For Chopper 12 footage from Occupy Wall Street rallies in Lower Manhattan, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.
Tent ban upheld, Occupy protesters return to park without them