Multiple people were arrested Monday morning during a planned protest on Wall Street in New York City, where activists descended to demonstrate against the financing of the fossil fuel industry.
Police were seen detaining people in front of the New York Federal Reserve on Liberty Street in Lower Manhattan, where activist groups continued their days-long protest in the Big Apple.
The New York City Police Department confirmed to FOX Business that as of 11:30 a.m. ET arrests had been made in connection to the protest, but a spokesperson was not able to confirm the exact number or the nature of any charges.
Environmental activist group New York Communities for Change said in a press release ahead of Monday’s Wall Street protest that hundreds of demonstrators would be present and “risk arrest” in what the organization called “a major escalation against fossil fuel financiers.”
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