ESCALATION: "Several Hundred" Wall Street Protesters Arrested Amid Attempted Crossing Of The Brooklyn Bridge

One of the most dramatic scenes yet of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The group moved across the Brooklyn bridge, where they wound up in confrontation with the police. Several were arrested, including a NYT reporter.

According to the NYT City Room blog, police allowed the protesters onto the bridge, where they were arrested. @NYTmetro quotes the police in saying “several hundred” were arrested.

There have been some tweets to the effect that protesters felt that they were somehow snookered by policy into a situation where they would be arrested.

From Slate’s Dave Weigel: “Protesters claim police corralled them off the pedestrian part of Bridge, onto road, where they would be breaking law.”

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