New Year’s Eve in New York saw dozens of anti-Wall street protesters arrested only streets way from where revellers were celebrating.
Around 68 were detained when they tried to reclaim their protest camp in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, the birth place of the national Occupy movement against economic inequality.
Having been cleared last November from the park, hundreds returned to mark the new year, with the backing of several bystanders:
“I support Occupy, so it was awesome to see the movement move this way,” said one man.
“They’ve got passion and good on them for doing what they believe in,” added another.
Eventually police moved in to make arrests. The movement’s momentum has petered out as cities around the country have evicted demonstraters from their tent camps.