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Thousands Of Climate Activists Stage Protest On Wall Street

Crowds gathered in downtown Manhattan on Monday to stage a protest to draw attention to climate change. Sunday's march in New York drew hundreds of thousands of people and was one of 2,646 events in 156 countries calling for action.

The NYPD confirms to BuzzFeed News that 102 people were arrested on Monday near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.

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Then NYPD confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that a total of 102 people were arrested after Monday's Wall Street protests. Police were unable to say how many of those people had been released.

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AJ+ posted video to Twitter that shows an NYPD officer using pepper spray on a crowd of protesters.

This happened after protestors tried to enter Wall Street. Things are calmer now, says @japhetweeks #FloodWallStreet https://t.co/b17MctnyeW

AJ+@ajplus

This happened after protestors tried to enter Wall Street. Things are calmer now, says @japhetweeks #FloodWallStreet

https://t.co/b17MctnyeW

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The NYPD confirms to BuzzFeed News that two people have been arrested so far near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.

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Police clash with protesters as they try to remove a barricade near Wall Street. There are unconfirmed reports of pepper spray being used by NYPD officers. Police in riot gear have been deployed to the scene.

I saw pepper spray fired fairly indiscriminately across the barricade.

Nick Pinto@macfathom

I saw pepper spray fired fairly indiscriminately across the barricade.

3:57 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Riot police are now blocking Broadway and an LRAD is on the scene #FloodWallStreet

Jeff Rae@jeffrae

Riot police are now blocking Broadway and an LRAD is on the scene #FloodWallStreet

4:17 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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There are reports that the protest will leave Wall Street after the closing bell and march uptown to the United Nations building.

And now pizza. One protester said that they plan to stay until 4:30 pm then, if no arrests, relocate to UN.

japhetweeks@japhetweeks

And now pizza. One protester said that they plan to stay until 4:30 pm then, if no arrests, relocate to UN.

3:21 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protesters say some are planning to camp out near the UN this evening. #FloodWallStreet

japhetweeks@japhetweeks

Protesters say some are planning to camp out near the UN this evening. #FloodWallStreet

3:18 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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NYPD arrest a protester at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstration in lower Manhattan. Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger identified the man as Industrial Workers Worldwide union member Elliot Nelson, 25, from St. Paul, Minnesota.

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NYPD hauling off the remains of the Carbon Bubble #FloodWallStreet

John McDaid@jmcdaid

NYPD hauling off the remains of the Carbon Bubble #FloodWallStreet

2:29 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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What do we want? Free pizza! When do we want it? Now! #FloodWallStreet

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

What do we want? Free pizza! When do we want it? Now! #FloodWallStreet

2:16 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Barricades are being torn down and piled on B'way. #FloodWallStreet

Tim Eastman@TimBEastman

Barricades are being torn down and piled on B'way. #FloodWallStreet

1:55 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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NYPD appear to begin arresting protesters.

@Nypd arrests first protestor at #FloodWallStreet

George Joseph @georgejoseph94

@Nypd arrests first protestor at #FloodWallStreet

1:24 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Guy arrested says "I'm being tortured. I was tortured in 2008." NLG taking notes on handcuffs.

Zoë Schlanger@zoeschlanger

Guy arrested says "I'm being tortured. I was tortured in 2008." NLG taking notes on handcuffs.

1:28 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Elliot Nelson, 25, is from St. Paul. He's a Industrial Workers Worldwide union member.

Zoë Schlanger@zoeschlanger

Elliot Nelson, 25, is from St. Paul. He's a Industrial Workers Worldwide union member.

1:32 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#floodwallstreet crowd settles down with sitdown after arrests.

Ivan Pereira@IvanPer4

#floodwallstreet crowd settles down with sitdown after arrests.

1:31 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Protesters break out a rendition of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It."

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#FloodWallStreet everyone's singing Twisted Sister's We're not going to take it

elliot sperber@elliot_sperber

#FloodWallStreet everyone's singing Twisted Sister's We're not going to take it

1:08 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Lawyers walking around giving instructions for what to do when cops start arresting people. #floodwallstreet

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Lawyers walking around giving instructions for what to do when cops start arresting people. #floodwallstreet

12:51 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Protesters started dismantling barricades. #floodwallstreet

Hrag@hragv

Protesters started dismantling barricades. #floodwallstreet

12:41 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A few cops just saw people trying to pull apart barriers. They came over and re-adjusted them calmly, didn't so much as chastise anyone.

Zoë Schlanger@zoeschlanger

A few cops just saw people trying to pull apart barriers. They came over and re-adjusted them calmly, didn't so much as chastise anyone.

12:48 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Sit in on Wall Street has been going on for maybe 30 min. Cops watching but no order to disperse yet. #floodwallstreet

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Sit in on Wall Street has been going on for maybe 30 min. Cops watching but no order to disperse yet. #floodwallstreet

12:36 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Protest is peaceful thus far as demonstrators and police meet near Wall Street.

Broadway still blocked by #FloodWallStreet peaceful so far, no arrests as far as I know. Sit in at bull.

Stephen Nessen@s_nessen

Broadway still blocked by #FloodWallStreet peaceful so far, no arrests as far as I know. Sit in at bull.

12:11 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NYPD just sealed the barricades, time for me to hop out.

Zoë Schlanger@zoeschlanger

NYPD just sealed the barricades, time for me to hop out.

12:13 PM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NYPD arrest bus has arrived. #FloodWallStreet

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Protesters take to the streets.

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Negotiating a giant bubble into the street #FloodWallStreet

Zoë Schlanger@zoeschlanger

Negotiating a giant bubble into the street #FloodWallStreet

11:47 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

NYPD plotting before the #FloodWallStreet action starts.

Jenna Pope@JennaBPope

NYPD plotting before the #FloodWallStreet action starts.

11:36 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Tense energy as march moves into street Chants get faster. This could well turn confrontational. #floodwallstreet

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Tense energy as march moves into street Chants get faster. This could well turn confrontational. #floodwallstreet

11:44 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The march from Battery Park to Wall Street begins.

The crowd is swelljng. Lots of media. Low-key NYPD presence. So far. #FloodWallStreet

Arun Gupta@arunindy

The crowd is swelljng. Lots of media. Low-key NYPD presence. So far. #FloodWallStreet

11:31 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The ball is rolling so to speak #FloodWallStreet

Joanna Burgess@Stanks

The ball is rolling so to speak #FloodWallStreet

11:30 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Crowds gathered in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on Monday morning and expected to march to Wall Street where they will stage a protest for climate change awareness.

NYPD have assembled barricades on and around Wall Street in preparation to meet the demonstrators. Organizers said Sunday they will occupy the street until they are forced to leave.

Overhearing convos in which a lot people say they are willing to be arrested. #floodwallstreet

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Overhearing convos in which a lot people say they are willing to be arrested. #floodwallstreet

11:10 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

No tourists will be touching the balls of NYC's most well guarded illicit street art sculpture, the Wall Street Bull!

ANIMALNewYork@ANIMALNewYork

No tourists will be touching the balls of NYC's most well guarded illicit street art sculpture, the Wall Street Bull!

10:54 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#FloodWallStreet filling Battery Park prior to a march on Wall Street to hold corporations responsible for #Climate

We Act Radio@WeActRadio

#FloodWallStreet filling Battery Park prior to a march on Wall Street to hold corporations responsible for #Climate

10:01 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's the chant for later today #FloodWallStreet

Jordan Mammo@jordanmammo

Here's the chant for later today #FloodWallStreet

10:17 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's the chant for later today #FloodWallStreet

Jordan Mammo@jordanmammo

Here's the chant for later today #FloodWallStreet

10:17 AM - 22 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people joined the People's Climate March. World leaders will gather in New York City on Tuesday for a United Nations climate summit meeting.

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Mother Earth float along 42nd Street during the march.

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Aerial video footage over the march.

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon posts a statement on the march:

I am overwhelmed by such a strong power, energy and voice of people - I hope this voice will be truly reflected to the leaders when they meet on September 23rd. Climate change is [a] defining issue of our time and there is no time to lose. If we do not take action now, we will have to pay much more. They have raised their voice, they have shown their power to change the mind set of people and I hope that this power will help -- and the heat will help -- cool the global temperature rise within 2 degree Centigrade.

While marching with the people, I felt that I had become a Secretary-General of the people. I am the Secretary-General of the United Nations; I am now working for the people. Let's work together to make this planet earth environmentally sustainable so that our succeeding generations – children after children – will live peacefully.

There is no Plan B because we do not have planet B. We have to work and galvanize our action. Thank you for your action and your power to change.

I am very much grateful for Mayor [Bill] de Blasio's strong commitment to make New York City a model -- by [making] climate neutral public or office buildings by 2025, and 80 per cent climate neutral by 2015. I strongly support and welcome his initiative and leadership.

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Selfie taken by @LeoDiCaprio with me & Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation at the People's #ClimateMarch in NY

Dennis Kucinich@Dennis_Kucinich

Selfie taken by @LeoDiCaprio with me & Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation at the People's #ClimateMarch in NY

3:04 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Organizers say on Twitter that more than 300,000 people marched today in New York City.

"We said it would take everyone to change everything — and everyone showed up," Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance said in a statement.

The organizers said they used a "crowd density analysis formula developed by a professor of game theory and complex systems at Carnegie Mellon University" to count the number of participants.

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They're a riot: The Raging Grannies sing at the end of the #PeopleClimateMarch at 11th ave and 34th street

Lauren Gambino@LGamGam

They're a riot: The Raging Grannies sing at the end of the #PeopleClimateMarch at 11th ave and 34th street

2:46 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio
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Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio

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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, animal activist Jane Goodall, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal take part in the march.

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The #PeopleClimateMarch in #NYC right now

CONTRA@ReadContra

The #PeopleClimateMarch in #NYC right now

12:59 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Peacekeepers reporting 200,000 people at #PeoplesMarch, twice as expected.

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Peacekeepers reporting 200,000 people at #PeoplesMarch, twice as expected.

1:13 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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A moment of silence at 12:58 p.m. ET.

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There's also a black block at #peoplesclimate

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Leonardo DiCaprio marches with indigenous groups @Peoples_Climate in NYC.

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Leonardo DiCaprio marches with indigenous groups @Peoples_Climate in NYC.

12:33 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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From above: #PeoplesClimateMarch makes its way down Avenue of the Americas.

Oliver Darcy@oliverdarcy

From above: #PeoplesClimateMarch makes its way down Avenue of the Americas.

12:34 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Demonstrators are restless as the march appears delayed in places, Nicolás Medina Mora reports.

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Puppeteers and musicians resting on Central Park West

Nicolás Medina Mora@MedinaMora

Puppeteers and musicians resting on Central Park West

12:36 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Leonardo DiCaprio joins the march. #PeoplesClimateMarch #PeoplesCIimate

Natasha Madov@sulfurica

Leonardo DiCaprio joins the march. #PeoplesClimateMarch #PeoplesCIimate

12:07 PM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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People saying 100k expected to turn out for #PeopleClimateMarch. Can't tell but definitely 1000s of ppl & hundreds of groups. #ourclimate

Anna Therese Day@ATDLive

People saying 100k expected to turn out for #PeopleClimateMarch. Can't tell but definitely 1000s of ppl & hundreds of groups. #ourclimate

11:50 AM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thousands of people from around the world are marching together at the #PeopleClimateMarch #OurClimate #NYC

Leen Hajjar@LeenHajjar

Thousands of people from around the world are marching together at the #PeopleClimateMarch #OurClimate #NYC

11:53 AM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Keeping it light at the #PeopleClimateMarch

Resistance to the #tarsands big part of today's #PeopleClimateMarch in #nyc. #nokxl #cdnpoli #Climate #actnow

Mike Hudema@MikeHudema

Resistance to the #tarsands big part of today's #PeopleClimateMarch in #nyc. #nokxl #cdnpoli #Climate #actnow

9:54 AM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A big chalkboard to be rolled across Manhattan #PeopleClimateMarch http://t.co/fITGicJC3M

Democracy Now!@democracynow

A big chalkboard to be rolled across Manhattan #PeopleClimateMarch http://t.co/fITGicJC3M

9:28 AM - 21 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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