Oct 13th, 2011
The city of New York is threatening to close down the Occupy Wall Street movement. Starting at 7am tomorrow, Mayor Bloomberg plans to evict the protest from Zucotti Park at the behest of the space's corporate owners. Pick up the phone and call the numbers below the post to push back.
International Business Times reports:
"Occupy Wall Street's nearly four week camp out in Zuccotti Park might come to an end Friday morning. Mayor Bloomberg visited OWS Wednesday evening in lower Manhattan to notify protestors that New York City has given them until 7 a.m. Friday to clear out of the park for a routine cleaning.
The cleaning would take place for four hours and then demonstrators would be allowed to return to the area "for lawful use consistent with [city] regulations."
"People will have to remove all their belongings and leave the park... After it's cleaned, they'll be able to come back. But they won't be able to bring back the gear, the sleeping bags, that sort of thing will not be able to be brought back into the park," NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly told the Post.
The evacuation and clean-up comes after NYPD's Kelly received a letter and numerous complaints from Brookfield Office Properties, the management company that now owns and controls the public Zuccotti Park. Mayor Bloomberg's long-time girlfriend, Diana Taylor is, coincidentially, on the Brookfield Office Properites' board of directors."
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063
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