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More than 700 protesters arrested on a march to the Brooklyn Bridge against the nation’s financial system

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Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Protesters on the BK bridge are stopped by a line of cops.

Sacha Lecca for RollingStone.com

On October 1st, 2011, the 15th day of the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, more than 700 protesters were arrested on the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge during 'We are the 99%' Solidarity March which was to end at Brooklyn Bridge Park. As the march from Zuccotti Park reached the bridge, most proceded up the pedestrian walkway as planned. A small group, chanting 'take the bridge!' gathered at the base of the Brooklyn-bound roadway and waved the marchers to join them. After the police warned of arrests, protesters began marching up the roadway, and stopped over the East River. A number of protesters at the back of the march claimed to not have heard the police warnings and felt they were misled. The following photos document these events.

Photos by Sacha Lecca

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11.

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Protesters at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, ending in arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, 10/01/11. Instructions being shouted out to the crowd PRE-march, including the phone number of legal aid to be written on marchers bodies.

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Instructions being shouted out to the crowd pre-march, including the phone number of legal aid to be written on marchers bodies, at the 'Occupy Wall Street' march to the Brooklyn Bridge against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Congressman Charlie Rangel attepted to speak but one of the protesters shouted him down. Rangel left right away.

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Congressman Charlie Rangel attempting to speak at the 'Occupy Wall Street' march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011. One of the protesters shouted him down and Rangel left right away.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Marchers.

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Protesters at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. The march, upon hitting the Bridge began up the pedestrian walkway, a small number of marchers coaxed the march onto the Brooklyn bound lanes.

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The 'Occupy Wall Street' march, upon hitting the Brooklyn Bridge, begins up the pedestrian walkway, October 1st, 2011. A small number of marchers coax the march onto the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. The march, upon hitting the Bridge began up the pedestrian walkway, a small number of protesters coaxed the march to re-route onto the Brooklyn bound roadway.

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The 'Occupy Wall Street' march, upon hitting the Brooklyn Bridge, begins up the pedestrian walkway, October 1st, 2011. A small number of marchers coax the march onto the Brooklyn-bound lanes.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Protest march continues onto the Brooklyn bound car lanes.

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The 'Occupy Wall Street' marchto the Brooklyn Bridge continues onto the Brooklyn-bound car lanes, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Protest march continues onto the Brooklyn bound car lanes.

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The 'Occupy Wall Street' march to the Brooklyn Bridge continues onto the Brooklyn-bound car lanes, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Police gather on the bridge.

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Police gather on the Brooklyn Bridge at the 'Occupy Wall Street' march against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. March continues on the BK Bridge.

Sacha Lecca for RollingStone.com

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Protesters at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Protesters on the BK bridge are stopped by a line of cops.

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Protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge are stopped by a line of cops at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. SECOND arrest.

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The second arrest of a protester at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system on a march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. THIRD ARREST.

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The third arrest of a protester at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system on a march to the Brooklyn Bridge, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Protesters on the Bridge.

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Protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Some marchers escape arrest by climbing up to the pedestrian walkway.

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Some marchers escape arrest by climbing up to the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

Photo coverage of 99% solidarity March starting from LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY, 10/01/11. Marchers caught on the bridge get information from those above.

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Marchers caught on the Brooklyn Bridge get information from those above at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street protest in LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY,hours after the march. Announcements about BK bridge arrests and jail support were made.

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Protesters making announcements about Brooklyn Bridge arrests and jail support at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street protest in LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY,hours after the march. Announcements about BK bridge arrests and jail support were made.

Sacha Lecca for RollingStone.com

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Protesters making announcements about Brooklyn Bridge arrests and jail support at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

occupy brooklyn bridge wall street march protest

General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street protest in LIBERTY PLAZA (ZUCCOTTI PARK) at LIBERTY & BROADWAY,hours after the march. Announcements about BK bridge arrests and jail support were made.

Sacha Lecca for RollingStone.com

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Protesters making announcements about Brooklyn Bridge arrests and jail support at the 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration against the nation's financial system, October 1st, 2011.

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