Police Begin Clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street Protesters

The New York Police Department began clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters about 1 a.m. Tuesday, telling the people there that the camp would be “cleared and restored” before the morning and that any demonstrator who did not leave would be arrested.

Occupy Wall Street Protester Sleeps in Zuccotti Park Credit: theurbn.com

 

The protesters resisted with chants of “Whose park? Our park!” as the police began moving in and tearing down tents. The protesters rallied around an area known as “the kitchen” and began building barricades with tables and pieces of wood.
Officers told the demonstrators that the city had “determined that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard.”

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The Mayor says Y’all come back!

Police in New York have launched a pre-dawn operation to clear the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park.

The city mayor’s office said on Twitter that the protesters should “temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps” but could return once the park was clear.

Occupy Wall Street was set up in September to protests against economic inequality and had inspired dozens of similar protests around the world.

The camp in Oakland, California was cleared earlier on Monday.

The New York Times said as the police operation in Zuccotti Park began at about 01:00 (06:00), a police officer gave an announcement, saying: “The city has determined that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard”.

via BBC News – Occupy Wall Street: New York police clearing protest.

 

 

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  1. Sure is funny how all of these cities begin to move on the Occupy Movement in their park around the same time. I believe that the Democrat Political Party and their supporters are finding that this stage of the action has played itself out and so the liberal civic leaders are giving themselves permission to move on these “protesters”.

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