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Violent arrests reported in NYC Quebec solidarity march

Published time: June 07, 2012 01:02
Edited time: June 08, 2012 05:05
Policemen arrest Occupy Wall Street participants after they staged a march down Broadway as part of May Day celebrations in New York, May 01, 2012AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand

Policemen arrest Occupy Wall Street participants after they staged a march down Broadway as part of May Day celebrations in New York, May 01, 2012AFP Photo / Emmanuel Dunand

Occupy Wall Street activists are tweeting that several protesters have been violently arrested by the New York City police following a rally to support the student movement in Quebec.

­The demonstration was held on Washington Square, but protesters were later reported to have started marching south. Police apparently responded by making arrests. Protesters reportedly continued to bang pots and pans in an act of solidarity, despite the arrests, and headed north. They eventually reached Times Square.

The student movement to protest tuition hikes and a law curbing the right to spontaneously demonstrate in Quebec has attracted support from various solidarity groups worldwide.

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