Skip to comments.NYPD Moves Into Zuccotti Park To Clear Out ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters
Posted on 11/15/2011 6:06:37 AM PST by ETL
Hours After Manhattan Residents March On City Hall, Bloomberg Responds
"...The OWS movement in New York City had become a serious detriment to residents and business owners living and working in the area near Zuccotti. Bloomberg was constantly under siege from residents to do something about the noise and reports of unsanitary conditions, in addition to the negative impact the demonstrations were having on local businesses.
Residents got so enraged they decided to do something about it on Monday by marching on City Hall.
WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond On The Story (see link)
No, Im not going to take off my mask, one woman, who was wearing a white hockey goalie-style mask when meeting the media, told CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown.
The masked woman, who said she covered up out of fear of retribution from Occupy protesters, wanted the city to take lower Manhattan residents claims seriously.
A lot of them would have done this, but a lot of them are very scared to show their face and come out here, the woman said. I mean Im even scared to show my own face because Im afraid of the backlash.
Protesters have been camped out at Zuccotti Park for nearly two months, weathering the elements and the near-constant criticism from those who live and work in the area. They have complained the protesters presence has become a quality of life crisis.
Residents say poor sanitary conditions, loud noise from round-the-clock drumming sessions and rowdy drug-fueled parties have made their lives a living nightmare. And, they said, the movement was killing their businesses.
We close our gate at night time and they move their bowels all over the gate, our gate, you know what I mean? one business owner said. They pee all over the back of the store. They are not nice. They push customers.
A lot of waste is being dumped behind my alleyway where I dump the garbage, another owner said, reiterating the waste he was witnessing was indeed human waste.
As long as the protesters are here, our businesses are threatened, another man said. I dont know how much longer we will be able to hold on.
Mayor Bloomberg had waffled between supporting the protesters right to freedom and sympathizing with those who say the movement was restricting their own.
Earlier Monday once again the mayor refused to elaborate on what, if anything, he was going to do, but the actions of the NYPD early Tuesday morning clearly showed Bloomberg;s patience had reached its end. ..."
Watching the helicopters now.
NYC couldn’t afford to have this group of malcontents continuing the negative publicity for the holiday season.
Saw it live! Love it!
And I liked Bloomberg’s response to it too. The crowd moved uptown ever so slightly, but the cleaning crews demolished everything, including lots of personal items.
But note the thread that just broke, above this one:
>>Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back
The more valuable things they trashed the better. Computers, however, they should have confiscated because the hard drives could yield much vital information about OWS, ACORN, and DemonRat participation.
Bloomberg is an IDIOT. He waits two months? Waffles back and forth? We are coming to NYC soon, and I will be avoiding this area. He thinks it doesn’t impact anyone else? I thought ‘one person’s freedome extends to the place where it impacts someone else’s freedom’ was how it was defined.
Rather, it seems to be ‘one person’s freedom, if they SCREAM loud enough, trumps every other law-abiding citizen’s freedom.’
“Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back”
Yes, but they’re supposedly not going to be permitted to sleep there. They will be moved every night. How that happens remains to be seen.
The front page of the NY Post was priceless this morning though. Good Lord.
Thank God this isn’t Syria:
1. Machine gun everyone.
2. Front-end loader clear out the body parts.
3. Fire hose wash down away all the blood and brains.
4. Open for business.
Lol! Just heard on a local radio program that some of the protesters locked hands and sang the communist utopia-inspired “Imagine” by John “Give Commun...i mean, ‘PEACE’ a Chance” Lennon.
TA (interviewer): In a way you were even thinking about politics when you seemed to be knocking revolution?
JL (Lennon): Ah, sure, 'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'. The original version which ends up on the LP said 'count me in' too; I put in both because I wasn't sure. There was a third version that was just abstract, musique concrete, kind of loops and that, people screaming. I thought I was painting in sound a picture of revolution--but I made a mistake, you know. The mistake was that it was anti-revolution.
On the version released as a single I said 'when you talk about destruction you can count me out'. I didn't want to get killed. I didn't really know that much about the Maoists, but I just knew that they seemed to be so few and yet they painted themselves green and stood in front of the police waiting to get picked off. I just thought it was unsubtle, you know. I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn't go around shouting about it. That was how I felt--I was really asking a question. As someone from the working class I was always interested in Russia and China and everything that related to the working class, even though I was playing the capitalist game.