NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Climate change activists, fresh off a weekend march through midtown, descended on Wall Street on Monday to bring their call for new environmental regulations to the symbol of corporate America.
Thousands of protesters were met by scores of New York police officers, leading to encounters that led to a handful of arrests. Police barricades at Wall Street prevented protestors from entering the narrow pedestrian walkway that is home to the New York Stock Exchange. Rather than attempt to break the barricades, activists settled for a sit-in down Broadway.
Tourists, who usually throng Wall Street, were otherwise left to observe a different sort of spectacle.
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By midday, much of lower Broadway was jammed with marchers sporting signs and assorted smart phones, recording chanting and singing along with isolated clashes with police. In one instance, a protester was arrested after refusing to get off a phone booth. Police appeared content to allow protesters to sit in the middle of Broadway, near the famous statue of a bull, rather than attempting to evict them.Click through to see various scenes of the protest around Wall Street.