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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soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    ok banasy girl gotta go i have a protest rally to attend peace out ppl and philip u can "pass out" lmao

    October 14, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mark

    What does it matter what this guy thinks? Spreading misinformation isn't against the law, and people see it for what it is. Don't feed the trolls....that's wht they want, ateention: positive or negative.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pietra

    banasy is here? where?

    October 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark

    Okay, this entire thread has been stolen by the Philip/ConTroll show...turning the channel...

    October 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Well what exactly was the 'criminal misconduct' that these people were arrested for? Any idea?
    Or are our rights under First Amendment stand compromised now like civil liberties to some extent under the Patriot Act?

    October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • RockyMtnGrl65

      They were camping in Veteran's Park...a state park, destroying it, using drugs, urinating all over the park like the animals they are, fighting with Denver residents, fighting with the police, blocking traffic...the list goes on. They never applied for a permit which is required...the rest of us have to apply for one if we want an event in the park. Don't talk to me about free speech. I live and work in Denver blocks from where these people were creating mayhem. Maybe you put up with that crap in NY but we don't want it here. Stay the hell out of Colorado if you don't like it. More people support Gov. Hickenlooper than don't

      October 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeez, relax!

      @RockyMtnGrl65: He asked a simple question, you twit! Relax!

      October 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. @saywhat

    Good question. These American protesters are upset about Wall-Street getting so fat, as most Americans are also upset. The problem is, that the Supreme Court has decided to impose the will of the fewer number (the fat, the lazy, the immoral)upon the will of the greater number.(honest, hard working Americans who have the capacity to love even an unborn potential American). Our 11th amendment directs our Legislative Branch to overrule Supreme Court opinions that would even seek do this. But alas, our legislative lawmakers side with the fewer number, because they themselves are among them.

    October 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy Ruckner

      Please share your source of information for these claims. Post a web link. Thank you.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janica

      This is nothing but an opinion. Which is fine, because it's a blog. I do assure you, however, that the fat, thelazy, and the immoral usually have a (R) somewhere. The most immoral people out there are the evangelicals and republicans. People who hide behind the bible are, too.

      See? THAT's what I'm talking about....what I just said isn't true, and neither is what you have just said.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • dear saywhat

      @satwhat is Philip. Heads up, here: the only reasom he wants to know what color your hair is and is you have freckles or not is because he wants to know your ethnicity, or if you're black. you are smart in never giving an answer. It's irrelevant.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Granny

    I agree with the protesters. Wish I could be there in MI. Hey gungho and all
    I liked your idea gungho so went with it.

    October 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @saywhat

    ...and if you think The Patriot Act is bad (it does mirror Hitler's enabling acts) wait till you get a load of The Victory Act, aka patriot 2, already written, just waiting for Iran to be occupied before "victory" is declared to enforce it upon US. They even hired the same man who wrote the Patriot Act to pen the Victory act! Orin Hatch, Utah..

    October 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy Ruckner

      Please post a link backing up this outrageous statement.

      October 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeremy Ruckner

    I am all for these protests. Just do me a favor everyone: if you are a naysayer who is against these protests, when change is wrought, do not avail yourselves to any of them. To do anything less would be hypocritical.

    October 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    You imply that 'saywhat' is dumb. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you know it's me, 'saywhat' can see without your cheerleading. I wanted to know just enough about 'saywhat' in order to form a picture in my mind so as to remember 'saywhat' as an individual, not as an labled group as you claim.

    October 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leopold

    Who are you talking to, Philip?

    October 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip aske for citations as if everything I post is on one single web page. Everything I have discovered...from Hitler being abused as a child, and as a young man being conned-into getting addicted to pharmaceuticals clear down to today where we see America spending more on mind-altering drugs than on national defense is based on years of reading rather than TV viewing. In 1995, I began to also read online, and discovered that kewords are more valuable than citations. Paper bound books need citations, online all you need is keywords that will take you to the thousands of pages I have read over the years. My next rant will be about how aspirin came to the US...who invented it, where it was invented, aspirin milestones, etc, and how it came to be so popular here in the US, along with what it has to do with heart disease. This coming rant is not found on any single web page. When one strains the gnat, one can find that gnat on one page. The camels gulps thousands of citations...100s of thousands, rather.

    October 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    lmao go pharmacuetical drugs!

    October 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. omgitshim

    Woodstock 2011 is all they are. Hippy, lowlife bums is all i see at the one in New York. Perhaps 1 in10 even knows what it's about. To rest it's just a free drug, alcohol and hip hop dance rolled into one. Don't take my word for it, go see for yourself.
    I also doubt even 2 in 10 have ever even held a job, much less feeling anything from economy change.

    October 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    I haven't asked you for one thing today except to leave me alone and to quit singling me out.
    I haven't posted since 12:31.
    I haven't asked for any citations.
    I haven't asked you anything.
    I will ask you again to leave my name out of things.
    If other people ask you for citations, please address them, not me.
    *I* know better than to ask for anything supporting/debunking allegations made.

    Once again, please leave my name out of it.

    Every time, *every single time* you have brought up my name, it has been unwarranted.

    October 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Yeah, what she said.. And easy on my Secretary of Facepalms (SecPalm)..

      October 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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