ON THE MARCH: Occupy Wall Street protests in New York yesterday.

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  • ON THE MARCH: Occupy Wall Street protests in New York yesterday.

UPDATED FROM EARLIER:

The Renaud brothers, Little Rock native documentary filmmakers, were in the thick of things during the mass Occupy Wall Street protests that jammed some streets in New York yesterday.

One of the Renauds’ camera was a casualty of police during the march. Their Twitter feed tipped followers originally:

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#OWS wall street occupation police very aggressive many arrests we were thrown to the ground in obvious attempt to break our camera.

NYPD strategy at #OWS random. For same behavior some protestors they politely ask to move, others they slam to ground, others they arrest

ON THE STREET: Brent Renaud, with camera, in New York. He says most NYPD cops have been professional, but a minority have been bad actors.

  • ON THE STREET: Brent Renaud, with camera, in New York. He says most NYPD cops have been professional, but a minority have been bad actors.

Later, I heard back from Brent Renaud. He said:

Hi Max, yes I got smashed pretty good by the police yesterday morning at Wall Street Entrance. Im still trying to track down the footage that another cameraman shot of the event.

I asked for more information and he supplied photos and the following note. He said they’re working on a documentary that will air Dec. 14 on Current TV. He has more interesting things to say — good and bad — about NYPD behavior: