New York police officers arrested at least 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters late Saturday afternoon, including a freelance reporter for the New York Times, for straying off the sidewalk and onto the roadway in the midst of a march on Brooklyn Bridge. Most were released early Sunday morning after being issued citations for disorderly conduct and court summons, the BBC reports.
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The march of over 1,000 protesters began around 3:30 pm ET Saturday, the two-week anniversary of the beginning of the movement. According to the Occupy Wall Street website, the arrests began around 5:00 pm. The police shut down the bridge, came up behind the body of marchers and began using orange mesh barriers to corral the protesters. By about 8:40 pm, at least 400 protesters had been arrested, the website reported.