Occupy Wall Street's Day of Action was met Thursday with some disdain and sighs by locals, but participants charged forward early and often -- usually into a wall of New York Police Department officers. The protesters' numbers sporadically rose and fell throughout the day, as cops successfully broke up large swells of humanity marching up and down the streets of Manhattan.
Police arrested two men who were riding in the open back of a Budget rental truck, which was carrying 20 new military tents bought by the protesters. Officers ultimately commandeered the truck, as well. International Business Times
An Occupy Wall Street "medic" treats a protester, who was allegedly sent hurtling headfirst into a marble wall during a confrontation with the police, according to other occupiers. International Business Times
Police form a human wall to keep protesters from progressing down Broadway. International Business Times
Occupy Wall Street's rallying cry is the phrase: "We are the 99 percent!" But new data compiled by The Guardian suggests the numbers may actually be 99.9 percent... versus the 0.01 percent of America's most wealthy. International Business Times
Police surround a WikiLeaks truck rumored to contain blankets for the protesters. Occupiers claimed officers eventually arrested the driver for not having his headlights and windshield wipers on, then commandeered the truck because they were unable to obtain a search warrant for it. International Business Times
Protesters flood into Union Square. International Business Times
The protester has been named Time magazine's person of the year 2011. International Business Times