The NYPD confirms to BuzzFeed News that 102 people were arrested on Monday near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.
Then NYPD confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday that a total of 102 people were arrested after Monday's Wall Street protests. Police were unable to say how many of those people had been released.
The NYPD confirms to BuzzFeed News that two people have been arrested so far near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway.
Police clash with protesters as they try to remove a barricade near Wall Street. There are unconfirmed reports of pepper spray being used by NYPD officers. Police in riot gear have been deployed to the scene.
There are reports that the protest will leave Wall Street after the closing bell and march uptown to the United Nations building.
NYPD arrest a protester at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstration in lower Manhattan. Newsweek's Zoe Schlanger identified the man as Industrial Workers Worldwide union member Elliot Nelson, 25, from St. Paul, Minnesota.
Crowds gathered in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on Monday morning and expected to march to Wall Street where they will stage a protest for climate change awareness.
NYPD have assembled barricades on and around Wall Street in preparation to meet the demonstrators. Organizers said Sunday they will occupy the street until they are forced to leave.
Organizers estimated that some 310,000 people joined the People's Climate March. World leaders will gather in New York City on Tuesday for a United Nations climate summit meeting.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon posts a statement on the march:
I am overwhelmed by such a strong power, energy and voice of people - I hope this voice will be truly reflected to the leaders when they meet on September 23rd. Climate change is [a] defining issue of our time and there is no time to lose. If we do not take action now, we will have to pay much more. They have raised their voice, they have shown their power to change the mind set of people and I hope that this power will help -- and the heat will help -- cool the global temperature rise within 2 degree Centigrade.
While marching with the people, I felt that I had become a Secretary-General of the people. I am the Secretary-General of the United Nations; I am now working for the people. Let's work together to make this planet earth environmentally sustainable so that our succeeding generations – children after children – will live peacefully.
There is no Plan B because we do not have planet B. We have to work and galvanize our action. Thank you for your action and your power to change.
I am very much grateful for Mayor [Bill] de Blasio's strong commitment to make New York City a model -- by [making] climate neutral public or office buildings by 2025, and 80 per cent climate neutral by 2015. I strongly support and welcome his initiative and leadership.
Organizers say on Twitter that more than 300,000 people marched today in New York City.
"We said it would take everyone to change everything — and everyone showed up," Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance said in a statement.
The organizers said they used a "crowd density analysis formula developed by a professor of game theory and complex systems at Carnegie Mellon University" to count the number of participants.