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Occupy protesters coordinate in marches nationwide

By Karen Matthews

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Nov. 17 2011 9:46 a.m. MST

The New York Stock Exchange is seen in the background as demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement lock arms as they block Broad Street, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in New York.

Mary Altaffer, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Police in New York say they've arrested 50 to 60 Occupy Wall Street protesters at intersections near the New York Stock Exchange, brokerage houses and banks.

The protests are marking two months since the birth of the Occupy movement in a lower Manhattan park. Participants are opposing corporate excess and income inequality.

Protests are happening across the country Thursday.

About 500 protesters in Los Angeles are marching in the downtown financial district there.

In Albany, N.Y., protesters from Buffalo, Rochester and other encampments were coming in by bus to join a demonstration in a downtown park.

Police in Portland, Ore., closed a bridge in preparation for a march there.

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