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Arrests at new Occupy Wall Street protest

Arrests at new Occupy Wall Street protest
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At least 20 people have been arrested after scuffles broke out during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.

Hundreds of people marched as part of a demonstration against what they see as greed among banks and corporations.

Occupy Wall Street has inspired similar demonstrations right around the world.

Protester David Yale said: “This march is about the banks and what they’ve done to the American economy. We want them to be held accountable. We want them to pay for the damage they did. Fraud should be punished by jail terms.”

Sandra Eagle, a protester from Connecticut, said: “These corporations could have been doing good with their money, but instead their greed in my mind was that they just were willing to ravage country’s resources and ravage their own country in the name of some personal profit.”

It is reported the police insisted that footpaths be kept clear during the protest, and moved in to enforce the order.

Clasina Dreisbach, a protester from Delaware, said:

“Everyone was peaceful. It was a peaceful protest. And the police were terrible, they were like the Gestapo.”

Witnesses say police started to arrest people as the protest march moved towards an area surrounded by government buildings.

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