Re-Occupy Wall Street

November 15th, 2011

Inspired by New York Lawyers Guild Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Brookfield, Protesters Plan Day of Actions, Bloomberg’s Statement Says First Amendment Covers Speech Only, Not “Tents and Tarps”, and Crackdown on OWS: Zuccotti Park Raided Under Media Blackout, Pepper Spray and Batons Used, Tents Cleared Out (Alternet 11/15/11).

 

“At one o’clock this morning, the New York City Police Department and the owners of Zuccotti Park notified protestors in the park that they had to immediately remove tents, sleeping bags and other belongings, and must follow the park rules if they wished to continue to use it to protest. Many protestors peacefully complied and left. At Brookfield’s request, members of the NYPD and Sanitation Department assisted in removing any remaining tents and sleeping bags. This action was taken at this time of day to reduce the risk of confrontation in the park, and to minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood.” – NYC Mayor Bloomberg press release

 

“As hard as the NYPD and New York City’s government might try to obscure the truth though, one truth remains: At 1 a.m. this morning, in the heart of New York City, protesters exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and assembly were swept away by the state, while that state also did all it could to prevent media coverage. No matter what one may think of the occupiers or their cause, nothing they’ve done justifies blockading the press or ignoring court orders. Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and other New Yorkleaders who ordered the eviction should take a long, hard look at their handling of the occupation. This morning’s action may not be what a police state looks like, but it’s certainly how one begins.” – James Downie at WashingtonPost.com

 

Zuccotti Park’s protesters have been (and remain) evicted,

Even though that act with a court order conflicted.

 

Protesters’ rights have been illegally curtailed.

Mayor Bloomberg, you’re the one that should be arrested and jailed.

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Sign this petition to ask Mayor Bloomberg not to attempt to clear the park.

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