Over 70 arrested at Times Square rally against greed
More than 70 protesters were arrested Saturday as the Occupy Wall Street movement filled New York City’s Times Square, authorities said. It was one of the largest demonstrations yet from the movement, which began on September 17th.
Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Sydney, Rome and other cities also saw protests. While most rallies were relatively small, the Rome event drew tens of thousands of demonstrators. Hooded, masked protesters rampaged through the Italian capital, hurling bottles, torching cars and breaking windows as the global “day of rage” erupted into violence.
Smoke rose over many parts of the city and many people were injured, a day after prime minister Silvio Berlusconi again survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Television footage showed one young woman with blood covering her face, while the ANSA news agency said a man had lost two fingers when a firecracker exploded.
VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street (Times Square)
VIDEO: Riots in Rome