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Wall Street protesters enter 3rd week

By Verena Dobnik

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Oct. 3 2011 12:55 a.m. MDT

In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, police make their way a crowd of protesters who were the front line on New York's Brooklyn Bridge when police began making arrests during Saturday's march by Occupy Wall Street. Protesters speaking out against corporate greed and other grievances attempted to walk over the bridge from Manhattan, resulting in the arrest of more than 700 during a tense confrontation with police. The majority of those arrested were given citations for disorderly conduct and were released, police said.

Stephanie Keith, Associated Press

NEW YORK — The arrests of 700 people on New York's Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend have fueled the anger of anti-Wall Street protesters and sparked support elsewhere in the country as the campaign enters its third week.

Occupy Wall Street started with fewer than a dozen college students spending days and nights in a park near the city's financial center. But after Saturday's mass arrests, hundreds remain resolute and like-minded groups in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio, are showing support. In Toronto, a Wall Street rally is planned for later this month.

New York City police say the department will continue its regular patrols of the area and make arrests only when someone breaks the law.

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