NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was another busy day for Occupy Wall Street protesters who held three marches throughout the city on Tuesday. Demonstrators started their day around 1:30 p.m. at Sotheby’s, joining a rally with union workers involved in a contract dispute with the auction house.
They moved to the Manhattan district attorney’s office Tuesday evening around 5 p.m. to call for an investigation into what they say was an “unprovoked assault” by a police officer last week. The group says activist Felix Rivera-Pitre was seen on a video being punched by an officer when protesters hit the streets after winning the right to stay in Zuccotti Park on Friday.
According to the New York Times, Rivera-Pitre’s lawyer Ronald Kuby said that prosecutors are still investigating the incident.
Protesters then made their way to Lincoln Center to rally in support of the “Granny Peace Brigade.” That group held a silent vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the fountain in Lincoln Center. As demonstrators make their way around the city, a new poll finds that most New Yorkers are starting to agree with the Occupy Wall Street protest.
The protesters’ message against corporate greed is apparently resonating with some. A Quinnipiac University poll found that 67 percent of New Yorkers surveyed agree with the protesters’ views, while only 23 percent disagree.
Next Saturday, the protesters have planned what they are calling a “National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.”
That protest will begin at 2 p.m. in Union Square.