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Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street, getting arrested

Tina Fineberg / AP

Rachael Pletz, right, holds up a sign as she and others participate in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 in New York. Marchers represented various causes both political and economic.

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Police arrested about 80 demonstrators near the New York Stock Exchange on Saturday as they marched through lower Manhattan.

The "Occupy Wall Street" protest is entering its second week. Several hundred protesters have been camped out at New York's private Zucotti Park, blocks from the stock exchange.

Tina Fineberg / AP

Participants in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street make their up Broadway as police stand by Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 in New York.

On Saturday afternoon, several hundred marched north toward Union Square.

Demonstrators said Saturday that they are protesting bank bailouts, the mortgage crisis and Georgia's execution of Troy Davis. They said the protests were inspired by demonstrations in Egypt and Spain.

Tina Fineberg / AP

Police take a participant, center, from a march organized by Occupy Wall Street after handcuffing him Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 in New York. Marchers represented various causes both political and economic.

The marchers carried signs spelling out their goals. "Tax the rich," one sign said. "We Want Money for Healthcare not Corporate Welfare," read another.

Tina Fineberg / AP

Police carry away a participant in a march organized by Occupy Wall Street in New York on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011.

"Occupy Wall Street," they chanted, "all day, all week."

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This is the second weekend in a row where protesters descended on Wall Street.  See PhotoBlog's coverage of last weekend's protest.