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FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 28, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park (Josh Rogosin)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.

"We removed six generators and a dozen, or something like that, cans of gasoline," Bloomberg said during his weekly radio appearance on WOR,

Bloomberg said demonstrators were cooperative during the inspections, and there were no arrests. He said the hazardous items were taken to another location, where protesters can pick up their property without penalty.

Protest volunteer Iana Dikidjiea said the generators were used for the kitchen, emergency lights and media equipment. She said protesters are now "rethinking how that's going to work" without the generators.

With the Associated Press

Clarification: An earlier version of this article quoted the mayor as saying "dozens" of cans of gasoline were removed from the site when in face he said "a dozen, or something like that," cans had been removed.

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stan chaz

You can't make this stuff up! The very same people who have inflicted the most "hazards" to the Occupy Wall Street participants....swooped in early yesterday morning with their white shirts and badges, and carted away the OWS generators; ostensibly because they were deemed " a fire hazard". This, after 45 days of problem-free use, and just before an impending snowstorm! Of course, they can’t be blamed. They were only following orders.... of Mayor Show-Me-The-Permit 0001%, who sleeps ever so comfortably in his overheated mansion, and makes pompous speeches about the freedoms that we all enjoy, on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication. All this just a few short miles from Zuccotti Park. This is not mere double speak....it's super triple speak, on speed AND acid! No matter how pretty you try to make the crap sound...it’s still crap. And more and more people are realizing it. Finally. Lady Liberty must be smiling. ‘Cause I know I am!

Oct. 29 2011 02:23 PM

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