OWS mob tries to block access to Wall Street
Police are doing their best but the crazies seem to relish the manhandling and arrests by cops.
Thousands of people massed around Wall Street to start a citywide day of demonstrations marking the protest movement's two-month anniversary, blocking streets and sidewalks Thursday morning and facing an army of police.
Occupy Wall Street protesters encountered police barricades at the entrances to Wall Street, and some sat on the ground or linked arms to block commuters trying to reach the area for the start of the work day.
Some of the police hit and shoved protesters in an effort to clear the way, and one woman pinned to the ground by police was bleeding from her mouth. At least 20 people have been arrested so far.
Police at some locations checked identification before allowing workers to cross onto Wall Street, and protesters endeavored to make the start of the business day difficult for office workers in the area.
"I'm hoping they see that they are being held accountable to the 99%," said Katie Ferrari, a 23-year-old protester, who said she had been linking arms with others to stop workers from passing a barricade at Hanover Street.
Some of the protestors apparently "disguised" themselves by wearing business suits. Gee - now that they got all dressed up, maybe they could apply for a job somewhere.