Tuesday, January 3, 2012

US Police arrests 5,800 Occupy wall street protesters

New York : The U.S. police have arrested over 5,800 anti-Wall Street protesters since the beginning of the anti-corporatism movement in September last year. 

A website affiliated with the moment, occupy-arrests.com, at least 5,748 occupy protesters were arrested till December 31, 2011. 

On Saturday night, another 68 demonstrators were detained in New York City's Zuccotti Park. The Saturday arrests were made as protesters staged a New Year's Eve demonstration in the city. 

Meanwhile, a footage has emerged showing anti-Wall Street protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, burning two U.S. flags.

Four protesters were arrested after the burning of the flags on Friday afternoon. 

The Occupy Wall Street movement began when a group of demonstrators gathered in New York's financial district on September 17 to protest against the unjust distribution of wealth in the country and the excessive influence of big corporations on U.S. policies.

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