Sunday, April 1, 2012

OWS march across Brooklyn Bridge

Occupy Wall Street protesters are crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to mark six months since hundreds of them were arrested walking the same route.

A couple of hundred activists started marching Sunday afternoon from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where they first camped out last September to start a movement that has spread around the world. They were flanked by police officers on scooters and on foot.

The marchers are using the pedestrian walkway to cross the bridge.

The commemoration is expected to end with a rally in Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza.

Occupy activists dubbed themselves the "99 percent" opposing the economic inequality represented by the wealthy "1 percent."

The Brooklyn gathering will include a "General Assembly" -- as Occupy supporters called their daily meetings in Zuccotti Park where they discussed various protest topics.

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