'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Accuse Police Of Excessive Force04:44


The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is gaining more attention after a violent clash with police this weekend. The protest began on Sept. 17 with 200 people protesting what they perceive as corporate greed run amok. But over the weekend, the group's  numbers swelled to about 1,000 as they marched from the financial district to Union Square. Police officers responded by corralling demonstrators in mesh netting and forcibly arresting some participants.

Protesters say videos show that the police used excessive force. The New York Police Department say they were responding with appropriate means and that the videos have been edited.

Some of the protesters say they are inspired in part by the pro-democracy movements across the Arab world earlier this year, and some have taken to calling this movement, "American Spring."


  • Nelini Stamp, "Occupy Wall Street" protester

This segment aired on September 27, 2011.

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