New York News
Occupy Wall Street gearing up for more protests
NEW YORK (WABC) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters hit the streets again Friday afternoon.
They marched in Lower Manhattan towards the New York Stock Exchange.
The group says its gearing up to resume the kind of regular protests it had last fall.
Followed and surrounded by an army of police, Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to get as close as possible to the New York Stock Exchange.
They timed their march to coincide with the stock market's closing bell, but barricades and uniformed officers kept them away.
Eyewitness News saw only one scuffle, a confrontation between a protester and officers at Zuccotti Park.
Surrounded by the media, cameras, and a noisy crowd, the argument ended without incident.
Occupy Wall Street spokesperson Mark Bray says he's hoping the movement will gain steam and momentum as the weather gets warmer.
Occupy Wall Street is planning to hold marches every Friday through April.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
new york city, lower manhattan, wall street protest, new york news
- Third grader killed in accident, truck driver charged
- AccuWeather: Warmer stretch arrives
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Car dealer charged after selling Sandy-damaged vehicles
- NJ Transit train disabled inside Hudson River tunnel
- Surveillance released in shooting of 9-year-old boy
- Man stabbed on 2 train in Bronx
- Prosecutors likely to reduce charges in SUV assault
- Video: Two US astronauts set to spacewalk to fix ISS
- GWB repair work this weekend
- Father in Army reunites with son in kindergarten class
- Photos: Deadly fire in the Bronx
- Target data breach: 7 Things to know
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos