So how big are these protests actually getting? The major media outlets aren't mentioning it at all, but the information from Twitter & various streaming video sources shows some large crowds (~5000?) and significant police presence. Arrests are definitely happening, as shown on smartphone videos that are coming out. The folks trying to stream video say they are being specifically targeted by NYPD, but arrestees are being released the next day.
http://anonops.blogspot.com/ has a video stream going, but it can be hard to follow as they switch back & forth from live to recorded when they lose cameras. The #OCCUPYWALLSTREET hashtag has been flying, anywhere from 3-10 tweets per second all morning.
Some reports of protests being organized at large bank buildings in other cities, but haven't seen any video of those.
Anyone nearby know more?