At least 100 protesters were arrested today, during Occupy Wall Street's one-year-anniversary. Over the last two days, activists gathered for teach-ins, meetings and festivities (some donned party hats and waved birthday banners). Today, protesters tried to block access to the New York Stock Exchange. According to the New York Times:
Demonstrators had planned to converge from several directions to form a “human wall” around the stock exchange to protest what they said was an unfair economic system that benefited the rich and corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens.
Police officers and protesters squared off at various points, with protesters briefly blocking intersections and sidewalks before being dispersed and sometimes arrested.