Police arrived at 11:30 and gave eviction notices to a group of 70 occupiers - 30 of whom vowed to remain.
Bo Diddley Jr. (Ellas Anthony McDaniel) was one of those who chose to take a stand for the First Amendment and join the Occupation in solidarity with the growing numbers around the country.
Shortly after midnight, although police initially informed the group that no arrests would be made (unless a person had no identification) and would only issue citations to appear in court at a later date, arrests commenced. Several of those arrested took their position at a grey stone in the Plaza on which the Bill of Rights is displayed. It is uncertain at this time how many were arrested.