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Day of Action: Photos capture arrests, protests


Occupy Wall Street protester Henry Cames is arrested by police a few blocks away from the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 17, 2011, in New York City. Hundreds of protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange today, blocking roads and tying up traffic in Lower Manhattan.


Mario Tama

Protesters around the country are marking the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street by taking to the streets with a day of action.

In New York, hundreds of protesters began marching through the city's financial district at 7 a.m. to protest economic inequality, according to Reuters.  By 10 a.m., a police spokesperson said about 50 people had already been arrested for disorderly conduct or for resisting arrest.

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Reuters reported:

Scores of police barricaded the narrow streets around the stock exchange and used batons to push the protesters onto the sidewalk as they marched from a nearby park in a bid to prevent financial workers from getting to their desks.

Click through the pictures above to view pictures of the ongoing protests and arrests during Thursday's day of action at Occupy Wall Street.

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