|Hundreds march in NYC to mark Occupy anniversary||
Police patrolled the crowd Saturday and took at least a dozen people into custody near Trinity Church that borders Zuccotti Park. Police confirmed they made arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct, but they did not have a total number, The Associated Press reported.
Protesters marched from Washington Square Park and headed south down Broadway to Zuccotti Park, chanting as they went. The group later thinned out.
The march came on the first of three days of planned events. The official anniversary date is Monday. Occupy Wall Street's protest against economic disparity eventually spread to other parts of the country and world.
The Occupy Wall Street movement began when a group of demonstrators gathered in New York's financial district on September 17, 2011 to protest against corruption, the unjust distribution of wealth in the country, and the excessive influence of big corporations on U.S. policies.
Despite the police crackdown and the mass arrests, the Occupy movement, which grew out of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, has now spread to many major U.S. cities as well as to Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, and other countries.
The demonstrators are protesting against unemployment, war, and corporatism.
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|Last Updated on 16 September 2012 17:18|