On Monday evening, as of this writing, about 10 protesters were arrested a few steps off of Wall Street, literally, reports Tim Pool, one of Occupy Wall Street’s most reliable livestreamers. After more than a week of slumber parties on the streets of Manhattan, the NYPD arrested four occupiers this morning, despite a Supreme Court ruling that says sleeping on the sidewalks is a form of protected speech.
After the earlier confrontation, the group moved from Nassau Street—where they had been sleeping—to the steps of Federal Hall, the site where George Washington took the oath of office and the place that housed all the branches of the first American government. And that’s when a new standoff between demonstrators and police eventually emerged. According to Pool, office began taking people into custody after 9:30PM and the majority of the arrests were for “noise ordinance” violations.
(Video/Photos: Joseph Schulhoff/ANIMALNewYork)