FOOTAGE. Woman arrested at Citibank 555 Laguardia (around West 3rd/Bleeker). She’s wearing a business suit, clearly not protesting, just there to close her account with the bank as part of a group action. NYPD surround her, scare the shit out of her, and arrest her. For closing her bank account.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING.
ETA: OK, I’m rewatching this, and I may have gotten it wrong. The woman shown here may be the woman we hear on camera communicating with the folks locked in the bank and giving them the legal aid number. In which case she’s being dragged off by the cops for informing people not yet under arrest about their legal rights? I don’t know which scenario is worse. If anyone has the real scoop, I’d love to hear it.
ETA2: NYPD announce that 24 people were arrested at the earlier Citibank incident. They were all charged with criminal trespass, while one was also charged with resisting arrest.This is according to Jonathan Lemire at the Daily News.