Calm relations between the Occupy Wall Street protesters and the New York City Police Department only lasted so long since the labor unions packed up and went home after marching with OWS participants. Police used batons in the middle of what appears to be a disturbance at Zuccotti Park on Wednesday night. According to Fox 5 New York:
In the evening, crowds surged past barriers and NYPD officers moved in to contain the protesters. By many accounts, mayhem broke out.Officers, many wearing white shorts indicating supervisor rank, swatted protesters with batons and sprayed them with mace, video from the scene showed.