Skip to comments.Anti-Wall St. protesters ready to block clean-up
Posted on 10/13/2011 9:09:05 AM PDT by tobyhill
Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement threatened on Thursday to block any efforts by clean-up crews to enter their camp to clear away three-weeks worth of debris, raising concern about a potential showdown between demonstrators and police.
While New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said their protests can continue as long as laws are obeyed, the city has become concerned over the build-up of trash and general wear and tear on Zuccotti Park, headquarters for the demonstrators.
Bloomberg visited protesters at the park on Wednesday night and informed them it would be cleaned by work crews on Friday, a move demonstrators said was a ploy to permanently drive them from their camp about five blocks from City Hall in lower Manhattan.
"What's been said is that we can come back later, but of course we're skeptical," said Jeff Schurte, 29, who recently earned his master's degree in international development. "This could just be an excuse to get us out permanently."
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Just spray them with soapy water. Some of them will melt like the witch in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Could it be polls are showing the public is less than supportive?
As a matter of fact, I haven't seen any polls on the movement, either.
The city released a letter from Brookfield Properties, which owns the public park, complaining that the protesters are breaking numerous laws, including “lewdness, groping, drinking and drug use” and creating “offensive odors.”
“We have received complaints of harassment, one woman stating that she was verbally abused in front of her 5-year-old child,” the letter said.
There are also concerns about electric lights that are broken and unsafe as well as gas generators.
Water cannons are pretty powerful right??
99% approve. Hey, it’s all over their t-shrits, so it must be true.
They’ve got to be attracting rats by now. (the four legged kind)
“...so I told that greedy capitalist pig fascist to take his soap and peddle it somewhere else...”
pigs love to live in pig pens...these demonstrators are no different...
These people are doing more harm to the environment than all of the SUVs combined.
Fire hoses work, too.
I wonder how Mr. Bloomberg will react when there is an outbreak of a “filth disease” that spreads from this park to the rest of New York City. I found this:
“The phrase “filth diseases” was coined in 1858 by British physician Charles Murchison to describe a class of conditions, mostly caused by infectious pathogens, that were associated with squalid living conditionsthe overcrowded, unsanitary, and vermin-infested dwellings that were all too numerous in urban areas in the nineteenth century. It was an evocative phrase, popular with social reformers and pioneers of the Public Health movement and the Sanitary Revolution. It was not so much pejorative as accusatory, attributing blame for these diseases to the living conditions rather than to the people forced to live that way. Its use was a political lever that moved public opinion in favor of reforming the conditions that led to so much disease, disability, and premature death.
The filth diseases included infections of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tractsdiarrhea and dysentery, typhoid, croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosisand skin diseases such as scabies and ringworm. Conditions associated with verminous bedding and clothing, such as louse-borne typhus, also turned out to be filth diseases although they may have not been identified as such at the time. Bubonic plague, long associated with rat-infested dwellings, was another filth disease, though fortunately its visitations were uncommon. One of the goals of nineteenth-century public health reformers was the eradication of filth diseases, which meant improving the housing and living conditions of working people. This in turn depended on better wages and working conditions, so social and economic reform were inseparable from public health reform.”
They’ve created their own third world cesspool and are proud of it!!
but Obama paid $135 million in rent for that spot...
Who would take a 5 year old to or near that mess?
Now wait just one minute, you! This fellow has a Master Degree in International Development.
Get your popcorn!!!Hot buttery popcorn...you can’t enjoy the show without popcorn !!!
I guess they are prostesting free trash pickup too.
They say that this was how Bloombergville was cleared out.
They can just pretend it’s their mom wanting to clean their bedroom in the basement.
Here we go with the violence.I don’t think they will like not begin allowed to sleep in the park.
Probably someone who lives in one of the buildings who has to pass by to get home....s I understand it there are a lot of condos in the upper floors of those buildings
Probably someone who lives in one of the buildings who has to pass by to get home....as I understand it there are a lot of condos in the upper floors of those buildings
Oh boy, this is gonna be GREAT!!!
First thing that comes to mind with "degree in International Development" is someone who studied international marketing. But, given this crowd, it's probably a seriously useless degree in international community organizing.
They will most likely arrest all who don’t comply. We are still (mostly) a nation of laws, after all.
You know what would be a great visual? If the cleanup crews have to wear hazmat suits while scouring the park.
Yep they’re just like the Tea Party!
I say let the disease take it’s course they deserve to live in the swill they create .
“What’s been said is that we can come back later, but of course we’re skeptical,” said Jeff Schurte, 29, who recently earned his master’s degree in international development. “This could just be an excuse to get us out permanently.”
You just can’t get anything past these intellectual heavyweights with ‘international development’ degrees.
why is sanitation necessary - anarchy is good, isn’t it? A bit of typhoid, dysentery, tetanus, etc are not a big deal, or they?
Sounds like Arrested Development to me.
Fire trucks filled with pepper spray problem solved.
Show’s over, kids. Go on home now.
That appears to be as useful as a MA in Art History.
What kind of job will a master's in international development get you?