Occupy nutzt Polizeikonzentration auf Sylvesterparty, um sich den Zuccotti Park in Manhattan zurückzuholen – von hier waren sie am 15.November vertrieben worden – Auch ein Zelt wurde wieder errichtet
The Occupy Wall Street movement made a surprise invasion of Zuccotti Park last night while the police focused on New Year’s Eve celebrations elsewhere in New York.
Around 800 demonstators piled up metal barricades, hoisting American flags and banners while scuffles broke out between activists and police.
Shortly before midnight, 100 NYPD officers had surrounded the park in downtown Manhattan with reports of pepper spray being used.
Relentless: Occupy Wall Street protesters and New York Police clash over barricades at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve
One individual was arrested after an officer was stabbed in the hand with scissors. The policeman was taken to Bellevue Hospital and believed to be in a stable condition.
Zuccotti Park hasn’t been occupied since police cleared it on November 15 in an early morning raid. The movement escalated at 8pm last night, when around 100 protesters entered the park and erected a small tent.