Occupiers March On Wall Street

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 1:15pm

Hundreds mobilize for protest outside of the New York Stock Exchange.

After two months of continued protests, the Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets across the country this morning.

Clashes between protesters and police at Zuccotti Park escalated after some protesters moved to lift barricades.

That followed an early morning march where an estimated 700 protesters took to the streets in an attempt to disrupt traffic near the New York Stock Exchange.

When protesters blocked the streets riot police pushed back, making dozens of arrests.

The scuffles set the tone for a long day of planned protests marking the two month anniversary of the Occupy movement.

The marches are an attempt by organizers to keep the movement alive after police cleared the base camp at Zuccotti Park of tents, sleeping bags and tarps earlier this week.

Cities around the country are taking or considering similar action.

Overnight in Dallas, police cleared a park where protesters were camped out and this morning the same scene played out in Berkeley.

Occupy protesters say it won't stop them exercising their right to free speech.

They say they're determined to bring an end to economic inequality.
 

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