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Police crack down on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests | guardian.co.uk

The anti-capitalist protests that have become something of a fixture in Lower Manhattan over the past week or so have taken on a distinctly ugly turn.

Police have been accused of heavy-handed tactics after making 80 arrests on Saturday when protesters marched uptown from their makeshift camp in a private park in the financial district.

Footage has emerged on YouTube showing stocky police officers coralling a group of young female protesters and then spraying them with mace, despite being surrounded and apparently posing threats of only the verbal kind.

Read more here: Police crack down on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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