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Arrests as Occupy movement marks first anniversary

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Reuters

Protesters were arrested in New York's financial district --- as the movement born out of anger over corporate scandals, marks a milestone.

SOUNDBITE: Amanda Montgomery, Occupy Wall Street Protester saying:

"Today is Occupy Wall Street's birthday and we are celebrating. We are rising above the corruption and police brutality that could happen, has happened already."

Their message to Wall Street ---- we're still here and we aren't going anywhere.

SOUNDBITE) (English) EEO STUBBLEFIELD, OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTER, SAYING:

"I had no idea that the kids were gonna rise up like that and I am so proud of them."

Roughly a thousand people took part in the demonstration. It was far fewer than the numbers the movement attracted last fall. Anger over economic inequality gave rise encampments in New York, Washington D.C. and other major U.S. cities.

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