Month of March: 1,500 OWS protesters on the move in NY
The fresh OWS march started from Union Square, spilling into the streets of New York, which the city police were hurriedly trying to block. The Union Square subway station was also closed, organizers said in their live feed, in order to prevent more demonstrators joining the rally.
The protests received popular support with people hanging out their windows along the march’s route, banging pots and chanting. Protesters reported taxis honking their horns in a show of solidarity.
About 500 police officers barricaded the square, where occupiers were chanting "No justice? No peace!” Still, there have been no immediate reports of arrests.
Angered by police brutality towards demonstrators, OWS protesters have announced another rally for March 24, calling for supporters to gather at NYC’s Liberty Square.
A large protest rally is also planned for May 1. Organizers are calling on people to skip their work or school and take to the streets to protest against brutal arrests.
Police officers stand near Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York's Union Square March 21, 2012 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)
Police officers block Occupy Wall Street protesters from marching on 14th Street in New York March 21, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Burton)
Taken from twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallStNYC