Take a look at the excitement of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters and supporters when it was announced that Brookfield Properties was postponing the cleaning. The announcement was made around 6:30 a.m., moments after a Direct Action rep told the crowd, "You may not be able to resist arrest but stay in this park in any capacity! Our time is now!"

The good feelings prompted the protesters to march... and there were some violent clashes. We're culling through reports, but we're hearing that at least a half dozen people were taken away in plastic handcuffs.

[Via Animal]