Anti-capitalist protesters have been demonstrating at Wall Street already for 13 days. The group of protesters gathered on September 17.
“Occupy Wall Street” protests were inspired by the Arab Spring, particularly the protests in Cairo. Slow-news-day.net hasn’t found out any clear estimates on the number of protesters from the internet sources, but it would seem it’s at least hundreds.
The first week of protests was quite peaceful, but on Saturday 24 protesters started to spread out of the Wall Street, the financial district of New York. At this point the crowds were disrupting traffic, and police started to herd them. Police officers have been using a technique called kettling which involves using orange nets to isolate protesters into small groups.
Police made at least 80 arrests on Saturday 24. A police officer also pepper-sprayed a group of three women. It’s captured on a video posted to YouTube:
“Occupy Wall Street” protests have “unofficial” online resources at OccupyWallst.org. Protesters are, of course, active on social media. Follow tweets with #occupywallstreet. There’s also Wikipedia page collecting info on the protests.