The first of the more than 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested
Saturday afternoon and evening were arraigned yesterday in Manhattan
Exhausted by a night and day in jail and shaken by the violence of the police response
to Occupy Wall Street's six-month anniversary celebration, many burst
into tears of relief when they were finally released to the friendly
welcome of the movement's Jail Support team.
Unlike many of the other defendants with whom they shared cells, the
protesters could feel confident that they would soon be released --
Occupy posts bail for those arrested during movement actions.
But protesters and their legal advisers were surprised yesterday to
learn that the size of their bail was being affected by whether
defendants were willing to have the distincti
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