Skip to comments.Angry Residents, Businesses Plan Anti-Occupy Wall Street Protest
Posted on 11/14/2011 11:59:55 AM PST by Puppage
Downtown residents and business owners angry that their neighborhood has been occupied for two months by the Wall Street demonstration are staging a protest of the protest Monday, declaring that City Hall has let it get out of control.
Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers say they will rally at City Hall Monday to send officials a message.
"Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced," Lower Manhattan resident Linda Gertsman told NBC New York.
Exasperated residents and businesses said they are "pursuing all options," including lawsuits against the city, the mayor and the private company that owns Zuccotti Plaza, the encampment headquarters.
Organizers of the anti-Occupy protest posted fliers downtown that say "Mayor Bloomberg is helping them stay."
The Occupy Wall Street movement began with a few people on Sept. 17 and has grown to hundreds who have made Zuccotti Park, a small plaza along Broadway, their home.
Businesses have complained for weeks that the encampment is causing them to lose money, although a few have made money off the protests, as donors from all over the country have sent food from nearby restaurants to the movement.
Mark Epstein, owner of Milk Street Cafe on Wall Street, said his business has suffered and he has had to lay off people in recent weeks.
The protest has been, he says, "a fiasco."
Han Shan, a member of Occupy Wall Street's community relations working group, said he and others in the encampment are trying to be better downtown neighbors.
The group recently worked out daytime drumming hours with the local community board, and secured some portable toilets for protesters to use.
But, he told the New York Times, at the end of the day, its an occupation. We didnt ask permission to be there and we dont want to. Its about bigger, broader issues.
Bloomberg has gone back and forth between criticizing Occupy Wall Street and defending it, saying recently that protesters were largely law-abiding and did not bother anyone.
"If you go one block away from this park, you would never know it exists," he said last week. "It's just literally -- in any direction, one block away -- there's just nothing."
A government that wants and encourages this type of activity is no longer on our side...
Laws do not apply to liberals.
Okay Freepers, give the anti-occupiers a logo and name, and get the ball rolling, or should I say street sweeper?
Or a bleach water canon. They got some big time disinfecting to do.
How about: Producupy?
Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced.....the same goes for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!
Time for file for a writ of mandate ordering the City to enforce its laws.
You folks in Manhattan voted 85.1% Obama, so these are your people.
They wanted anything goes,they got anything goes.
In Albany, New York, the Mayor, the Police Chief and the County District Attorney refuse to enforce the curfew laws in the city park next to the Capital Building.
Governor Cuomo, who the OccuPoops don’t like because he will not raise income taxes on millionaires, told the OccuPoops not stay overnight in the State owned park adjoining the Capital Building. They did anyhow and over the weekend Cuomo had the State Police arrest 38 OccuPoops who tried to stay on the State owned land overnight BUT the District Attorney says he will not proscute and enforce the law.
Albany will soon be a lawless city like Detroit or Cleveland.
Hard to believe with all the tough talking New Yorkers, that they have not enough civic pride to take a little action.
They're probably very conflicted. The OWS scum are giving voice to their most cherished thoughts.
I would guess about 85.1%.
Hell, in Albany, Mayor Jennings gives “Five Alive” live music parties with Name Bands on the Hudson River where attendees drink, smoke and sometimes get drunk. He is trying to entice business for the city, but most of the attendees drink and then go home to suburbia.
democrats - Oboma supporters.
This is what the democrats would do to the entire nation if they had total power over everything. This is THE epitome of a liberal utopia.
I would bet dollars to donuts that at least 85.1% of the folks living and working around Zuccotti Park are cheering on Obongo as he attacks Arizona's illegal immigration law.
I*’m only sorry that the counter-demonstration of residents will include erudite Manhattan types.
We need to have some blue-collar types from Brooklyn and Staten Island participating.
Bet you the DA would “re-think the issue” about two hours after the recall petition was filed. Until the outraged public is as organized and active as the “progressives”, weak kneed politicians will always fold. There’s no negative consequences to selling out the solid citizens.
Well, it’s about time. I wish they’d conduct another poll about New Yorkers’ attitudes on OWS now.
How about “Liberate Wall Street”?
“Resist the Occupation: Liberate Wall Street!”
We’re talking about Albany County...the where the newspaper is to the left of Pravda on the Hudson; where 8 out of 10 children move out of state; where the Bishop of the RC rotated the pedophiles from parish to parish without any personal retrabution; where Andrew Cuomo looks like the Second Coming Ronald Reagan; where the new County Exec is and looks like a union thug and they don’t even know if he was graduated from high school much less college; where NY Senator Gillibrand’s grandmother is touted on Wikipedia as a women’s rights advocate where she was nothing but a vulgar mouth political mistress and her husband a public cuckoo. No chance,calling for a recall in Wayne County MI (Detroit) has a better chance.
But enough about Albany County, how are you doing?
Down With the Occupukes!
Get Rid of Rabble OWSers.
They’re a cross between Jacobins and Lord of the Flies, with some orcs tossed in for leavening.
There is a bit of wonderful irony in all this. The occupiers are in the cities that always vote democrat. Vote for the dog and accept the fleas.
Observers will see that dems/libs have utterly no respect for laws and the rights of others. Dems/libs are contemptuous of evryday working people and particularly so if you are ambitious and successful.
The MSM will be revealed to be a pathetic lapdog of any dem/lib position or action regardless of how stupid and devoid of logic and reason.
The “Occupy Obamavilles” of the world reveal the true depraved corrupt nature of the modern day democrat party.
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