As the evening continued, tension with the NYPD began to grow.
“I’ve never experienced anything like what happened next. A massive sea of dark blue crashed down into us. We chanted at the top of our lungs: “ONE! WE ARE THE PEOPLE! TWO! WE ARE UNITED! THREE! THIS OCCUPATION IS NOT LEAVING!” I watched NYPD officers come in swinging batons and dragging people in the first couple lines off the ground by whatever they could grab, being arrested. I could hear screams all around. People were being pulled, hit, and dragged across the cement”. – Carrie M.
By 11:30 p.m., as police officers massed on Broadway, a commander announced that the park was closed. Those inside shouted back that the park was obliged through an agreement with the city to remain open. The commander then announced that anyone who remained inside would be arrested and charged with trespassing. – Via: NY Times City Room Blog