We saw something similar in Wisconsin, when an anti-Scott Walker protester locked her head to a metal railing with a bicycle lock.

Yesterday an Occupy Wall Street protester climbed a 70-foot statue demanding that Mayor Bloomberg resign and that the police presence be reduced.  The police attempted to talk him down, and after a few hours he was lowered to the ground in the bucket of a police crane:

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Pretty much sums up the Occupy Wall Street protests.