posted on Nov, 13 2011 @ 04:40 AM
The officer that was hit by the projectile was pulled out by other officers, prompting police in riot gear to enter the scene.
The protestors handed over the "jerk" (the protestor’s description) to the police and are generally chanting "peaceful protest".
There are now lines of police in riot gear, though they have stated that there are "too many for arrest". Thousands of people are still there.
A "spokesman" from the occupy has said its two and a half hours until the park re-opens in the morning, so they seem to be aiming for that point.
The police seem fairly resolute too, saying that chemical agents could be used, though the numbers of people (protestors or spectators), and the fact
that mounted police are still present make that seem unlikely at the moment.
It is interesting to hear the media saying that due to tweets and police communication, that there is almost a real-time understanding of the points
of view from both sides.
It looks tense, but hopefully it stays peaceful.
The best way to describe it would be a stand-off.
ETA: More people seem to be coming back to the protest, and the tension seems to be defusing again... somewhat.
edit on 13-11-2011 by
puzzlesphere because: (no reason given)