This video from the #OccupyWallStreet livestream on Saturday shows what is being widely reported as a "13-year-old girl" being arrested by the NYPD on the Brooklyn Bridge, in full restraints, and an awesome GIR hat (character from Invader Zim). I am trying to confirm her identity and age with NYPD and eyewitness sources, along with the circumstances of her arrest. [Video Link] (via @somebadideas)
Update: Here's a related thread on Reddit. And people in this thread on Gothamist have identified her as a user on Deviantart. Boing Boing reader Jim Saul adds, "Dunno if either of these are legit, but here are two reddit users claiming to know her: omgimsuchadork, and esmereina." And reader @ericjaffa points to a related Crooks and Liars thread, in which people are saying she's 18.
(Image: Girl in Green Hat Arrested: Occupy Wall Street Occupies the Brooklyn Bridge, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivative-Works (2.0) image from akinloch's photostream)
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