Protesters arrested in New York, Denver, San Diego
Uniformed officers stand across the street from protesters in Denver, Colorado, on Friday morning after troopers cleared protesters from a park.
October 14th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Protesters arrested in New York, Denver, San Diego

Editor's note: The following are updates on Occupy Wall Street-style protests in the United States, including those in Denver - where some protesters were detained Friday morning - and New York, where authorities arrested some marchers after city officials canceled a plan to clear demonstrators' encampments at a city park.

[Updated at 12:32 p.m. ET] In San Diego, CNN affiliate KFMB broadcast images of police detaining demonstrators as they gathered amid tents and tarps strewn about a downtown plaza.

Protesters appeared to refuse to leave the area, sitting in columns atop the tarps and yelling, "Stay down" as police tried to remove them from the scene.

Police had warned the protesters to leave the area by Friday. They told protesters they were violating a city ordinance by setting up tents in a public area without a permit, and that they were in the way of a planned weekend event that is expected to draw hundreds of people in the same area, CNN affiliate KGTV reported.

[Updated at 11:05 a.m. ET] More details on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's revelation that the owners of Zuccotti Park - where protesters have been camping for weeks - decided against clearing the park Friday after they allegedly received threatening phone calls from city officials:

The mayor said on New York's WOR Radio that he didn't know which officials allegedly made the threats, but that the company decided to work out some form of a negotiated settlement with protesters in the coming days.

Bloomberg added that while he lacked first-hand knowledge of the conversations, he was told the officials generally threatened to "make life more difficult" for the real-estate company.

[Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET] Fourteen people were arrested Friday morning on or near Broadway in lower Manhattan, including protesters who obstructed traffic by standing or sitting down on the street, New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said.

Other people who were arrested had turned over trash baskets, knocked over a police scooter and hurled bottles, said Browne, who added that charges were pending.

Demonstrators were marching on Broadway on a day that city officials decided not to follow through on a plan to clear protesters from lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where protesters have been camping for weeks.

[Updated at 10:08 a.m. ET] At least 24 protesters were arrested - many on allegations of criminal misconduct -  in Denver, Colorado, on Friday morning as state troopers cleared people from a park where protesters had been encamped, CNN affiliate KMGH reported, citing Denver and state police.

[Updated at 9:25 a.m. ET] Some protesters in Denver, Colorado, were detained Friday morning as state troopers began clearing them from a park where they'd been encamped, CNN affiliate KMGH reports.

Authorities had given protesters until 11 p.m. Thursday to clear the park, which is across the street from the state Capitol, KMGH reports.

Video from the scene, provided by KMGH, shows a few dozen protesters shouting toward a line of uniformed officers across the street from them.  Troopers were preventing protesters from returning to the park.

[Updated at 8:59 a.m. ET] The real-estate firm that owns New York's Zuccotti Park - where Occupy Wall Street protesters have been encamped for weeks - decided not to clear out protesters as planned Friday after the company was "inundated" with calls from public officials who threatened them, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says.

Bloomberg said during his weekly commentary on New York's WOR Radio that he didn't know which officials allegedly made the threats, but that the company decided to work out some form of a negotiated settlement with the protesters in the coming days.

Updated at 6:28 a.m. ET] The New York City mayor's office says a cleaning planned for Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street protesters are encamped, has been postponed. The move averts a potential showdown between demonstrators and police.

The New York mayor's office said Brookfield Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park, told the city late Thursday the scheduled cleaning is off for now and "for the time being" they are "withdrawing their request" made earlier in the week for police assistance during the cleaning operation.

There had been fears of a standoff between New York officers tasked with clearing the park early Friday and protesters who wouldn't budge. The city had ordered the protesters to leave by 7 a.m. so crews could clean the park.

[Posted at 3:18 a.m. ET] Protesters camped out at a Manhattan park say they have no intention of vacating it despite an order from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to leave the premises by 7 a.m. Friday to allow for cleanup.

"We will passively resist and make it as difficult a process to remove us as possible," Occupy Wall Street spokesman Tyler Combelic said Thursday. "It's not an occupation if you can't occupy the park."

His words appeared to be backed up by the sentiment of the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who filled Zuccotti Park Thursday night. "All day! All week! Occupy Wall Street!" they chanted.

Combelic called the mayor's announcement a "not-so-veiled attempt" to force protesters from the park, setting up a possible confrontation with authorities.

Protesters descended on the privately-owned park near the New York Stock Exchange on September 17 to protest the nation's ailing economy.

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  1. banasy©

    Too bad I can't watch it...
    How cool is that?

    October 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tucker

    Okay, that average 15 yo boy, who weighs 150, is how tall? I gotta say, a lot of what I've read today has to have the bs flag thrown down!

    October 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      That's because most of it only exists in his mind.

      October 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    I'm afraid to find out what the avg. American woman weighs now. 2002 saw 167, and so if you plot it out on a chart, one would arrive and about 176lbs. today. No, this has nothing to do with mysogeny, as banasy has claimed. The weight-gain among men is just as alarming. It's just that women are prettier than men, and so the impact of pharmaceutical side-effects on women is most disgusting. Even more disgusting than a 15 yr. old boy growing teets.

    October 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      HOW may times are you going to mention boy boobies?

      October 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ the blog hijacker

      banasy said that you were mysoginistic because of your outlook towards her and women in general. One does not have to be a PhD to see that. Your "facts" seem little more than an overimaginative mind at work. I can conclude nothing less since you refuse to cite sources for your information.
      "Google it" isn't a citation, and you are smart enough to know that.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Tucker. Our 15 yr. old boys are about 1/4" taller now than they were in 1962, harly enough to account for their chubbiness nor their teets. And so what you are saying is America isn't fatter now? Have you ever heard the phrase 'obesity epidemic'? No?

    October 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tucker

    @Philip:
    Sure I have. I'd like you to post your link so I can check your latest stat out. Ty.

    October 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      He doesn't post links, Tucker. We're supposed to take his word for it.

      October 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    eve omg??? Hummm adams mate?? Lol

    October 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      See how he is, s kel? Imagine poor banasy.

      October 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    its ok philip im most sure the average woman would be afraid to see you too! most of us have a natural affinity to the abusive types!

    October 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      chrissy, he won't listen to you...he only hears the voices in his head. Allegedly.

      October 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Ok, back on-topic now that mone have refuted my claims that NAZI pharmaceuticals have changed our minds and body's/// Sooooo, what exactly are many of our fellow American's upset about again? Something to do with Wall-Street I see. What is it about Wall-Street Americans that have others upset? (Wall-Street Americans: investment bankers, stock-brokers, etc. and those who play their shell-game and fall for their ponzi schemes)

    October 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Mostly, the Americans on this blog are upset that you won't back off people.

      October 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ the blog hijacker

      Again, please site your sources. A web link, a book, a footnote: anything to back up your claims.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anomic Office Drone

    ...and the empire strikes back.

    October 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    @con troll....no, most of the evidence can be found around your average American's waisteline and in the way American's have changed their minds about abortion and sodomy since we got hooked on big-pharma. Surely you don't want to debate with me concerning wether or not we have a nationwide obesity epidemic on our hands.

    October 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      I'd like to see your sources for your allegations. Because you ARE making them up.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Aledgedly is right. You folks only claim (read:hope) that I am making this stuff up. If we didn't get fatter and dumber from pharmaceuticals, what caused it to happen. banasy?

    October 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Singleing her out again, Philip? Are you going to start talking smack about her again? It's a know fact that people who hate on banasy wear pantyhose and rub themselves repeatedly until therse is a hole in the bucket. If I repeat this enough times on every blog, will it make it true?

      October 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      It's a known fact that people who hate on banasy wear pantyhose and rub themselves repeatedly until therse is a hole in the bucket.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      It's a known fact that people who hate on banasy wear pantyhose and rub themselves repeatedly until therse is a hole in the bucket

      October 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      It's a know fact that people who hate on banasy wear pantyhose and rub themselves repeatedly until therse is a hole in the bucket......read it 4 timesnow, it must be true.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    k of c i told you controll lmao remember? maybe one day he will go lay down by his dish eh?

    October 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      I would't waste the food on him, chrissy. might make him obese and grow teets!!!

      October 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    and philip by now you have to realize NONE OF US CARE what you have to say anymore. I believe they call it DEMENTIA!

    October 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      If he would just state his crap,it'd be one thing...did you see where he said he is dedicated to busting everyone on here for their "denial" (ie, he wants to brainwash them?) Dis you see where he chased away tomcat because tomcatwas in "denal" about fellow firefighters in 9/11? Hundreds of people read that!!! He's reaching hundreds of people who ead his stuff, but fortunately, enough people know that it's garbage.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    It wasn't about me, nor was what I said concerning just banasy. (unless she is obese and has taken mind-altering drugs) It's about modern AMERICA! "If you love what America has become, you have been dumbed-down."-me

    October 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Why bring her name up again, then????

      October 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      I HAVE seen you accuse her of that, but when she tells you it ain't so, you tell her that she's in "denial'. SOOOOO- anyone who proves you wrong is in denial. Sure.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    @chrissy...as if I am the only human alive who knows how pharmaceuticals arrived in America. I'm just the only one posting about the NAZI origins of american pharmaceuticals that come with warning labels of side-effects. Weight gain and brain damage are are listed as side-effects by the very corporations who manufature them! (most of whom are headquartered in Scotland to escape scrutiny)

    October 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • ConTroll

      Uh huh, all drugs have originated in Nazi Germany. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Nothing has EVER been R & D here. Okaaaaaaaaaay.

      October 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
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