At about 7:15pm, police finally moved in to arrest environmental-occupy protesters after giving the activists an unprecedented amount of leeway to stage demonstrations — dubbed #FloodWallStreet — on several prime blocks of Broadway for over eight hours. Among those arrested during the sit-in this evening was a man dressed in a fuzzy polar bear costume. UPDATE: The Washington Post ID’d hero bear.
I had a short interaction with him earlier in the day. He told me he’s from an organization called the Center for Biological Diversity and is here from the Arctic to help his buddies.
@ANIMALNewYork hero pic.twitter.com/SLt147XV5B
— matthew (@mattejacob) September 22, 2014
Hang in there bear.