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NYPD clash with Occupy Wall Street protesters, make arrests

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Demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests confront New York City police officers as they march on the street in the Wall Street area, Friday, Oct. 14, in New York.

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A New York City police officer shoves a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests as they march through the streets in the Wall St. area, Friday, Oct. 14, in New York.

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New York City Police Department Inspector Cardona (3-R) hits protester Felix Rivera (green shirt), as people participating the Occupy Wall Street clash with Police in the financial district, after the city postponed the planned cleaning of the park where the protestors have set up camp in New York,on Oct. 14.The movement, which is protesting a wide variety of issues and started in September, is continuing in New York and is spreading to other cities around the country.

Mary Altaffer / AP

New York City police officers arrest a demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street protests after they started marching through the streets near Wall St., Friday, Oct. 14, in New York. The cleanup of a plaza in lower Manhattan where protesters have been camped out for a month was postponed early Friday, sending cheers up from a crowd that had feared the effort was merely a pretext to evict them.

 From msnbc.com news services:

New York City police clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters and arrested at least four of them after owners of the park being occupied ditched cleanup plans that demonstrators claimed were a pretext to evict them.

Amid what was described as a celebratory march by the protesters, scattered clashes were reported with police, who bulked up their presence at the Zuccotti Park location, which has been home for hundreds of the protesters.

Elsewhere, police in Seattle earlier confirmed that they had arrested 10 people, while in Denver authorities moved in after protesters ignored a deadline to leave.

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