7:17 PM PT: From Twitter:
Officer O'Connell says "You have to pick a pro or con side." Implying the protesters are the "Con" side and the residents are the "Pro" #OWS
Protester claims NYPD threatened to take his dog
Protester Jack Amico said police have become so strict with Occupy members, that officers even harassed him by threatening to have his dog taken from him. Amico said his leashed puppy, Ava, was sleeping on the sidewalk at his feet when officers told him he would have to hold her in his arms because it is illegal for pets to sleep on the sidewalk.
"I was threatened that they would call the ASPCA because she doesn't have her shots yet," Amico said. "I told them the law states you don't have to have an animal's shots until they are six months of age and (she) is three and a half months. He said, 'You can't prove that.'"
7:38 PM PT: From Twitter:
NLG legal observer tells us that police told occupiers arrested on Nassau + Wall sidewalk just now that area is a "high security zone"
8:21 PM PT: From Twitter:
Alex has been screaming inside the police van on Wall St. for at least an hour
10:05 PM PT: From Twitter:
PLZ: call (646) 610-5000 NYPD and tell them stop ILLEGAL ARRESTS! Lite up that phone!"