Sep 16, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE BLAZE) About 25 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were arrested during a march in New York City on Saturday as activists prepared to mark the one-year anniversary since the movement began, the New York Daily News reported.
Between 200 and 300 demonstrators marched from Washington Square Park to Zuccotti Park in a warmup for Monday morning, when activists plan to march on Wall Street, the newspaper said. Zuccotti Park served as the movement’s home where demonstrators camped out for months.
Police patrolled the crowd and made arrests for disorderly conduct, according to the Associated Press. A total number was not immediately available.The Daily News reported “tensions between activists and cops led to arrests” including a line of protesters that chanted “F–k the police.”
According to the New York Times, police arrested one woman who had tried to burn an American flag and then got into a dispute with a man who tried to stop her.
Demonstrators on Monday plan to form a “People’s Wall“ around the New York Stock Exchange and to disrupt nearby traffic by ”creating a swirl of roving intersection occupations,” according to the movement’s website.