About 20 people were arrested this afternoon after entering a Citibank near Washington Square Park. The New York Observer reports that about 20 demonstrators entered the bank on LaGuardia Pl., some with the intention of closing their accounts. Once inside, security is said to have asked them to leave. A protester announced to gathered onlookers via human mic that they did as they were asked, but “the bank’s security guards locked them in until the N.Y.P.D. arrived.” Occupy Wall Street’s website says “at least 22” people were arrested.
The video is described as being from 2:19 p.m. and shows the protesters inside the bank and police officers entering to make arrests.