纽约警方逮捕70名占据华尔街示威者New York Police Arrest 70 'Occupy' Protesters

15 November, 2011

纽约警方逮捕70名拒绝离开曼哈顿下城一个公园的示威者。这里最近成为两个月前开始的“占据华尔街”运动的焦点。一大群戴着头盔、手持盾牌的警察星期二凌晨开始驱逐纽约祖可蒂公园内大约200名抗议者,拆除临时住所,并将垃圾从这个小帐篷城里拖走。

城市和公园的主人发表声明表示,清理公园是因为对于在公园内扎营的人存在“越来越多的健康和消防安全隐患”。警方说,大多数示威者和平地离开了公园,不肯离开的人被逮捕。

纽约市政府说,在清理完成后,示威者可以返回公园,但是不允许他们把帐篷或者睡袋带回来。占据华尔街抗议运动从9月17日在祖可蒂公园开始。当时一小群活动人士希望人们关注大公司的贪婪、以及全球贫富更加悬殊的情况。

Police in New York have arrested 70 protesters who refused to leave a public park in Lower Manhattan that has become the focal point for the "Occupy Wall Street" movement since it began two months ago.A large team of police officers wearing helmets and carrying shields forced hundreds of protesters to evacuate New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, tearing down temporary dwellings and hauling trash away from what had become a small tent city.

A statement by the city and the park's owner said the facility was being temporarily evacuated because of an "increased health and fire safety hazard" to those camped in the park.Police say most of the protesters left the park peacefully, but that those who did not were arrested.The city says the protesters will be able to return to the park after it is cleaned, but that they will not be allowed to bring back tents or sleeping bags.The Occupy Wall Street protest began in Zuccotti Park on September 17 with a small group of activists seeking to focus attention on what they see as corporate greed and the increasing gap between the rich and poor across the globe.