Closed captioning of: 80 arrested in Wall Street protests
an outrage over this kind of thing is spilling into the streets here in new york. the arrest of 80 people in one day over this past weekend got the attention of a lot of people. it was part of a protest that's been going on for a while, aimed at shutting down
and getting attention for the protesters message. nbc's
for us tonight. ron, good evening.
good evening to you, brian. we're a couple blocks from
in that direction. a couple blocks from the financial centers over there as well. they're calling this an occupation of the
. there are several hundred people here. the police have the area surrounded. the problem is, the protest hes want to move beyond here and walk out into the streets. that's what happened this weekend when so many people were arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and
disturbing the peace
. police did not have a permit to march beyond this park. that's the problem now, that's why there's a stand-off. the protesters charge that police use
. anyone who resists arrest can expect to encounter some level of force, but nothing excessive. here again tonight, there are a couple hundred protesters who have moved beyond this park, and who are out near the new york
. so far, we understand everything is peaceful, and the police are escorting the protesters along. all this back and forth could go on for some time, because the protesters insist they're not going to leave this area until they're forced to go. brian?