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Whole world watching Occupy movement

Occupy Vancouver enjoyed a beautiful fall day downtown, but scores of thousands of New York participants in Occupy Wall Street found themselves kettled in Times Square while tweets and videos documented a worsening situation.

#OccupyVancouver tweets reported a party atmosphere around the Vancouver Art Gallery, with the Vancouver Police Department thanking participants "for helping keep everyone safe."

In New York City, however, hundreds of police including counter-terrorism specialists met #OWS marchers in Times Square. Late in the afternoon, Vancouver time, reports were coming in of arrests and of police arriving with orange netting of the kind used to keep protesters confined to one spot.

International media are covering events in New York City and around the world. OccupyStreams offers links to dozens of events from Wall Street to Sydney, Australia. The New York Daily News is posting photos of arrested demonstrators on its live coverage.

Reuters is also offering live streaming coverage; at 5:25 pm Vancouver time, it reported 71 protesters under arrest. In Britain, The Guardian is also covering Times Square live.

Surprisingly, while Times Sq was trending on Twitter in New York, OWS was not. Many tweeters called this censorship.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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