New York News
Wall Street protesters march for Oakland
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Occupy Wall Street Oakland solidarity march began at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The group marched to City Hall and started circling City Hall Park.
Some protestors are walking through the streets of Lower Manhattan blocking traffic.
Police officers were trying to keep the group on the sidewalks as they marched, but some broke away.
There are reports of arrests.
They happened at Broadway near Barclay Street.
ABC News reports that police on the whole are exhibiting restraint even with significant instances of demonstrators taunting cops and attempting to get them agitated.
Earlier, Occupy Wall Street protesters held a speak-out and march in New York City targeting the health insurance industry.
Several hundred protesters marched Wednesday to the offices at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, located near the movement's encampment in Zuccotti Park where they demanded health care for all. They also targeted other health insurance companies.
The march ended at the now-closed St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village, where they called for the hospital's reopening.
The Catholic-affiliated hospital filed for bankruptcy before closing in April, citing a $1 billion debt. It was sold to a developer who plans to turn it into a walk-in emergency facility and hundreds of luxury apartments.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)
new york city, occupy wall street, wall street protest, wall street, times square, new york news
- Bodega worker fatally shot in Brooklyn 39 min ago
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Person of interest ID'd in Flatbush teen's shooting
- Hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry disaster
- Photos: South Korea ferry disaster
- New York political leader Basil Paterson dies at 87
- Photos: Famous deaths in 2014
- Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen
- Sketch released in Upper East Side jewelry robbery
- NYC mayor announces Sandy recovery reforms 7 min ago
- Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour span
- Queens serial robber caught on surveillance camera
- NYC mayor announces Sandy recovery reforms
7 min ago