Brandon Watts was on the front page of both The Daily News and Metro, as the 20-year-old Philadelphia native literally becomes the bloody face for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which celebrated its two-month anniversary Thursday with a nationwide “Day of Action”.
Watts was one of several protesters arrested during a demonstration at Lower Manhattan, where he allegedly threw a AAA battery at officers setting up a barricade, taking one of their hats, which then led to him being attack and taken to custody. The Daily News reported that since the movement began in September, Watts has been arrested four times, and this will be his fifth.
He was taken to Bellevue Hospital to have his wounded forehead treated, where he was charged with assault and grand larceny.
“Occupy Wall Street” has grown not only in cities across America, but this is now an international movement throughout Australia, Toronto, London, Rome, and Tokyo.