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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as they tore down the barricades that surrounded Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve

The New York Police Department reported 68 people were arrested, with at least one person…

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The First Amendment allows American citizens the freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. This portion of the Bill of Rights has been the cornerstone of Occupy Wall Street, which started two months ago when swarms of concerned people took over Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to protest the drastic inequalities between the rich and poor.

The movement has since spread to similar occupations around the country and globe, resulting in civil unrest that some government officials are not too fond of. Despite the occupiers' right to assemble, law enforcement officials have begun unearthing rarely used legal loopholes to evict protesters.  Most recently, Zuccotti Park was temporarily cleared out during a late night raid to clean up the grounds. Although protesters were allowed to return, they were unable to bring along tents and sleeping bags due to city ordinances. AlterNet compiled 12 of the most absurd laws used to stop the Occupy Wall Street movement.

12 Absurd Laws Used to Stop Occupy Wall Street

Some officials are trying to halt the #OWS movement by any means necessary

After two months of civil unrest, some cities are relying on legal loopholes to evict…

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David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

The politically active entertainer speaks from the heart on behalf of the 99%

As the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives, rapper/actor David Banner shares…

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

In the News: Zuccotti Park Reopens to OWS Protesters; Sorority Girls Dress in Blackface and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

See who made the list on BE Next

In wake of the recent induced dispersal of Occupy Wall Street protesters, Black Enterprise’s BE…

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