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NYPD Now Arresting Occupy Protesters Just for Fun

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: A protester celebrates after re-entering Zuccotti Park after police removed the Occupy Wall Street protesters from the park early in the morning on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Police had removed the protesters from the park early in the morning. A judge ruled that protesters are allowed back to the park but won't be allowed to camp there. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has since become the epicenter of the global Occupy movement. The raid in New York City follows recent similar moves in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2011 Getty Images

Last night wasn’t quite the reoccupation of Zuccotti Park, but NYPD officers arrested some Occupy Wall Street protesters for old times’ sake. Gothamist reports that eight demonstrators were charged overall, most for disorderly conduct, after a march from Union Square, although their conduct seems to have been quite innocuous. “This is New York City, you can’t be making noise at night,” an officer said, according to the report. There were about 40 cops and 30 protesters, says Gothamist. Asked why the park was closed, another officer responded, “Why are you asking stupid questions?” And when someone inquired about which laws were being broken, a third cop quipped, “There’s a law against everything. That’s America.”

NYPD Now Arresting Occupy Protesters for Fun