at Zuccotti Park
Ask yourself, would a real network do something like this?
The protesters will be allowed to return to Zuccotti Park, where they camped for the past two months, but will have to abide by the park rules — designed to prevent them from setting up a camp again — that included a ban on sleeping bags, tents and the storage of belongings in the space.
Major bummer. We were there Sunday to give them 100 copies of the latest issue, which features a piece on Bill Maher’s embrace of OccupyLA and congress’s dirty habit of insider trading, and got to chat with the very nice, very dedicated librarians.
Before the raid had been called, Occupy Wall Street organizers had planned a “day of action” on Nov. 17, in which the idea was going to be to physically occupy Wall Street itself. Protesters vowed that if the police raid was intended to thwart that plan, it had been a mistake.
Standing outside Judson, Jeff Stark, 27, a member of the committee responsible for planning the day, said, “Everyone expected it to happen after the 17th. I think it was a huge strategic error to empty the park before then. That’s just going to get more people out on the streets. And not being tied to one geographic location, the movement’s just going to get stronger.”
Excellent reporting from Capital
Here’s every punk album cover for the next five years taken last night during the violent arrests at Zucotti Park.
Unoccupied Zuccotti Park. Via Azi
Park looks great! Now people can come back and protest, if they want. You just can’t have people living like that in public space.
The Clash (1977)