3 Occupy Protestors Get $142K From NYC

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Police officers arrest protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement at the intersection of  Exchange Place and Beaver Street in the Financial District on November 17, 2011 in New York City. Protesters attempted to shut down the New York Stock Exchange today, blocking roads and tying up traffic in Lower Manhattan.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Some Occupy protesters are cashing in big, just a few years after the social movement peaked and faded. Three, in particular, managed to score $142,500 in settlements from the city. The largest chunk of that money – $75,000 – is going to 68-year-old Manhattanite Sandra Fields, who was holding an Occupy banner when she was allegedly attacked by an NYPD officer. Sean McKeown, who was holding the banner on the other side, is getting $15,000, and a third, Eric-John Russell, is getting $52,500. Like many Occupiers, the three had been charged with disorderly conduct, but all the charges were later dismissed.