He is world-famous now.
We have all see the photo.
The crying, bloodied, 20-year-old protester being taken by cops out of Zuccotti Park, Thursday afternoon.
Now the NY Times has some info behind this particular incident:
A protester who was led out of Zuccotti Park on Thursday morning with blood streaming from his face had thrown a small battery at police officers and taken a deputy inspector’s hat, the police said. He was charged with attempted assault and grand larceny.
The police said the man identified himself as Brandon Watts, 20, and has been arrested at least four times since the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations began.
The police offered this account of Mr. Watts’s confrontation:
Around 3:20 p.m., Mr. Watts climbed up on a wall inside Zuccotti Park and began throwing objects at officers outside the barricade along Liberty Street, starting with pieces of a plastic pen. He then threw a AAA battery, and motioned to officers that he was ready to fight. The officers ignored him.
Mr. Watts went up to the officers, grabbed the barrier between him and them and began pushing and kicking it, shoving it against the officers. Mr. Watts grabbed a deputy inspector’s hat and ran back into the park. The officers ran after him. He resisted arrest, kicking officers, and when he was brought down, he struck his head, causing bleeding. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he was treated but not admitted.
(Source: NY Times)