Watch the NYPD Violently Arrest Peaceful Protesters on Wall Street, Drag a Woman by Her Hair

The RT television network has published footage of New York police officers manhandling and arresting individuals who had been protesting peacefully on Wall Street this morning. There have been widespread reports of police in riot gear using excessive force (including a sound cannon) against the protesters. As many as 80 protesters have been arrested today so far, and it is not even 11am on the East Coast. Stay tuned for what the rest of the day will bring.

And here is shocking footage, via CNN iReport, of police dragging a young woman by her hair through the street:

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 17, 2011, 4:57am

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