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OWS booted from Zuccotti Park, but judge grants restraining order against NYP

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 09:27 AM

Early this morning police, by order of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, cleared the Occupy Wall Street encampment, citing health and fire concerns to the surrounding community. More than a hundred were arrested, according to the police.

"No right is absolute and with every right comes responsibilities," the Mayor said in a statement. "The First Amendment gives every New Yorker the right to speak out – but it does not give anyone the right to sleep in a park or otherwise take it over to the exclusion of others – nor does it permit anyone in our society to live outside the law."

The police began clearing the park at approximately 1 am. Later this morning a judge issued a temporary restraining order after the National Lawyers Guild and others asked for an injunction. The court said the city couldn't keep protesters and their belongings out of the park. There are reports the state's Supreme Court will rule later today on whether or not the temporary restraining order is maintained.

The live feed from the Occupiers is after the jump. As always, WNYC's newsroom has updates and a great photo slideshow of the events last night and this morning.

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Comments [10]

123

The court rules against having tents and other structures which obstruct
free use of the park. Says nothing about sleep. This is important to
note because ppl should be free to use the park as an area to sleep, nap, rest ect.. (btw, a healthy activity for anyone during or after work, especially those suffering from sleep disorders).

Nov. 16 2011 04:03 AM
123

The court rules against having tents and other structures which obstruct
free use of the park. Says nothing about sleep. This is important to
note because ppl should be free to use the park as an area to sleep, nap, rest ect.. (btw, a healthy activity for anyone during or after work, especially those suffering from sleep disorders).

Nov. 16 2011 04:03 AM
John1969

Is it true that no media was allowed to document the brutal
and intimidating 2:00am “operation” aiming to dislodge the peaceful protestors?

Is it  NOT true that people of the US has no obligation to ask Government for “permission”
to peaceably assemble, to protest and to petition government for redress of grievances?

Major Blumberg and the “New York Finest” (nearly)
paramilitary force apparently acted in violation of a VALID COURT ORDER, when
they evicted the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park, in order to prevent the
shutting down of Wall Street scheduled for Thursday. Is that true?

Major Blumberg and the “New York Finest” (nearly)
paramilitary force apparently acted in violation of a VALID COURT ORDER, when
they evicted the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park, in order to prevent the
shutting down of Wall Street scheduled for Thursday. Is that true?

Nov. 15 2011 08:24 PM
John1969

Is it true that no media was allowed to document the brutal
and intimidating 2:00am “operation” aiming to dislodge the peaceful protestors?

Is it  NOT true that people of the US has no obligation to ask Government for “permission”
to peaceably assemble, to protest and to petition government for redress of grievances?

Major Blumberg and the “New York Finest” (nearly)
paramilitary force apparently acted in violation of a VALID COURT ORDER, when
they evicted the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park, in order to prevent the
shutting down of Wall Street scheduled for Thursday. Is that true?

Major Blumberg and the “New York Finest” (nearly)
paramilitary force apparently acted in violation of a VALID COURT ORDER, when
they evicted the OWS protestors from Zuccotti Park, in order to prevent the
shutting down of Wall Street scheduled for Thursday. Is that true?

Nov. 15 2011 08:24 PM
Zion19

Oh he get's alright.

Nov. 15 2011 06:07 PM
Zion19

Oh he get's alright.

Nov. 15 2011 06:07 PM
Kangshung

I can honestly say that 99% of the people in my region have spent the past few years complaining about politicians, economists, media and military.  Yet when people take those same complaints and make them public, people turn against them?  

No, they do not seek power.  They seek conversation, debate, reform. 

What is wrong with that?

Nov. 15 2011 06:00 PM
Bearded Dalek

When you claim to speak for a people who have not chosen or consented for you to do so, you are usurping the power of that people for yourself. No, it's not leadership, it's control.

Nov. 15 2011 05:12 PM
Bearded Dalek

When you claim to speak for a people who have not chosen or consented for you to do so, you are usurping the power of that people for yourself. No, it's not leadership, it's control.

Nov. 15 2011 05:12 PM
Kangshung

I don't think OWS are proposing themselves as leaders.  As per usual, the uneducated masses can't be bothered to investigate what is truly happening.  You are to blame for the mess you leave for your children.

Nov. 15 2011 05:06 PM

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