Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Angry Residents, Businesses Plan Anti-Occupy Wall Street Protest
NBCNewYork.com ^ | 11/14/2011

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, it’s an occupation. We didn’t ask permission to be there and we don’t want to. It’s 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."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; manhattan; ows; zuccottipark

1 posted on 11/14/2011 11:59:58 AM PST by Puppage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Puppage

http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/occupy_wallstreet_flag_poop-291x3001.jpg


2 posted on 11/14/2011 12:03:10 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

A government that wants and encourages this type of activity is no longer on our side...


3 posted on 11/14/2011 12:05:03 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
"Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced,"

Laws do not apply to liberals.

4 posted on 11/14/2011 12:06:37 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Okay Freepers, give the anti-occupiers a logo and name, and get the ball rolling, or should I say street sweeper?


5 posted on 11/14/2011 12:07:46 PM PST by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FReepers; everyone; All



FReepathon Day 45 ... Please Contribute!



6 posted on 11/14/2011 12:08:32 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
i wonder how many of them were FOR it BEFORE it started to affect their bidness???
7 posted on 11/14/2011 12:09:46 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776
or should I say street sweeper Flame thrower?

Or a bleach water canon. They got some big time disinfecting to do.

8 posted on 11/14/2011 12:09:46 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776
The Fleabag Party.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 12:15:15 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776
Okay Freepers, give the anti-occupiers a logo and name,

How about: Producupy?

10 posted on 11/14/2011 12:17:48 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Obama’s children.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 12:21:06 PM PST by cblue55 (It's either America, or Obama. It cannot be both!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
What happens at the Occutard camp, stays in the Occutard camp
12 posted on 11/14/2011 12:28:13 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced.....the same goes for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!


13 posted on 11/14/2011 12:30:35 PM PST by FES0844
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Time for file for a writ of mandate ordering the City to enforce its laws.


14 posted on 11/14/2011 12:34:58 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

You folks in Manhattan voted 85.1% Obama, so these are your people.

Enjoy.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 12:53:40 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: no dems

They wanted anything goes,they got anything goes.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 1:01:05 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ArmstedFragg

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.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 1:08:42 PM PST by BilLies (Don't use Verizon services if you can avoid them, their Union thugs are at the OccuPoop encampments.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: BilLies

Hard to believe with all the tough talking New Yorkers, that they have not enough civic pride to take a little action.


18 posted on 11/14/2011 1:15:05 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: libertyhoundusnr
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.

19 posted on 11/14/2011 1:24:11 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Chode
i wonder how many of them were FOR it BEFORE it started to affect their bidness???

I would guess about 85.1%.

20 posted on 11/14/2011 1:25:08 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: libertyhoundusnr

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.


21 posted on 11/14/2011 1:25:29 PM PST by BilLies (Don't use Verizon services if you can avoid them, their Union thugs are at the OccuPoop encampments.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from

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.

22 posted on 11/14/2011 1:26:35 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FES0844
Laws are clearly being violated and we simply want them enforced.....the same goes for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION!

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.

23 posted on 11/14/2011 1:28:23 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Chode
The residents probably thought it was cute and the Yutes would grow tired.
Instead, the support they initially received has driven them into homesteading
a vital part of the community of those who supported them. I'd guess 75%
of the locals supported it. I could be wrong.
24 posted on 11/14/2011 1:38:47 PM PST by MaxMax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

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.


25 posted on 11/14/2011 1:40:31 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
Photobucket


26 posted on 11/14/2011 1:46:02 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BilLies

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.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 2:08:30 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: tcrlaf
Photobucket


28 posted on 11/14/2011 2:10:30 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Puppage

Well, it’s about time. I wish they’d conduct another poll about New Yorkers’ attitudes on OWS now.


29 posted on 11/14/2011 2:39:33 PM PST by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: huldah1776

How about “Liberate Wall Street”?

“Resist the Occupation: Liberate Wall Street!”


30 posted on 11/14/2011 2:49:26 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
I was in the park immediately south of City Hall from 4:45P until 5:20P ET. Security to get to the steps into City Hall meant screening through one of two guard houses east or west of those steps. I stood in the park as close to the plaza/space in front of City Hall without having to be screened. If there are any pictures of the small crowd (~50) at the west side of the steps, then they probably will not say that nearly all of them were journalists (mostly TV). The Brooklyn Bridge side of the City Hall property was a media circus full of TV Ford Econolines. I believe this was a ruse. How many people who work during the day can arrange to be at City Hall around 5P with the only notice being in the Monday morning papers? The leftists will claim that there is no local opposition to OWS and from what I saw ... There were no more than a dozen people near me at anytime in those 35 minutes. And of those, they were primarily OWS sympathizers. It is discouraging to live in the Blue Capital of the Blue Nation.
31 posted on 11/14/2011 3:53:08 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ArmstedFragg

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?


32 posted on 11/14/2011 4:41:48 PM PST by BilLies (Don't use Verizon services if you can avoid them, their Union thugs are at the OccuPoop encampments.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Chandler
bingo...
33 posted on 11/14/2011 5:39:49 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: MaxMax
yup, proof of needing to be careful what you wish for
34 posted on 11/14/2011 5:41:32 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Navy Patriot

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.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 5:43:37 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Chode

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.


36 posted on 11/14/2011 5:45:51 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Puppage
For those who are paying attention and objectively assessing the situation, they will learn everything they need to know about Libs/Dems/MSM. It's all on display in the little Occupy Villages more properly called “Obamaville.”

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.

37 posted on 11/14/2011 6:05:02 PM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AD from SpringBay
yup, the Great Fleas have lesser fleas on their backs to bite them...
38 posted on 11/14/2011 6:35:52 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson