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Occupy Wall Street participants and the NYPD once again swarmed Lower Manhattan SLIDE SHOW

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    A crowd of hundreds gathered in the morning at Zuccotti Park, where the first Occupy encampment began on this date last year.

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    Meanwhile, the NYPD were present in force Downtown.

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    Twitter commentators noted how numerous protesters were aggressively snatched-and-grabbed by police.

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    Bishop George Packard, a well-known and outspoken Occupy supporter, was arrested early in the morning for attempting to block an intersection with a sit in action.

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    As ever, tensions ran high between cops and protesters. According to journalist Laurie Penny, the woman pictured hear displaying a forceful sign was singled out by cops and forced to move along for little perceptible reason.

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    In an action not yet seen during a New York Occupy protest, a group of demonstrators in wheelchairs temporarily blocked an intersection on Broadway.

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    A new addition to the Occupy scenery came in the form of a decorated "debt boulder," intended to illustrate the burden of the current debt system.

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    A puppet parade attempted to illustrate the problem with the two-party system.

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    It wouldn't be Occupy without news of journalists facing arrest. According to Josh Stearns of Free Press, at least five journalists were arrested Monday, including Radio Dispatch host and sometime Salon contributor, John Knefel (pictured on the ground under police here). Knefel's sister Molly tweeted that he was grabbed from the sidewalk by cops while standing next to her.

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Just like the early days of Occupy, Downtown Manhattan was filled with protest marches and playful signs and props during a day of action to mark Occupy’s one year anniversary. As ever, demonstrators were met with a mighty police presence and reports abounded across Twitter of NYPD officers diving into crowds to make snatch arrests. According to Gideon Oliver, president of the New York Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, “as of 2:45pm, around 130 arrests total today.”

Also characteristic of an Occupy day of action, protesters had smartphones at the ready to capture every twist, turn and tussle. Here are some images from Twitter users, which give a sense of events Downtown.

Natasha Lennard
Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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