To all cop-bashers: here is one of several vids showing the NYPD warned [s]hippies[/s] protesters that they would be arrested if they marched on the bridge.
The first amendment does not allow you to block public roadways and emergency vehicles.
From NY Times.com:
With the Internet bursting with videos showing various interactions between the police and protesters from Occupy Wall Street, the New York Police Department decided to add two more.The videos, which were released on Sunday morning, show the police issuing two separate warnings to marchers who were either poised to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on its roadway, rather than the pedestrian walkway, or had already begun doing so.
One of the videos shows a police official warning protesters that if
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