OWS Protesters Re-Populate Zuccotti, Vow To Last Test Of Time Without Creature Comforts

Judge, NYC Agree: Protesters' First Amendment Rights Don't Include Camping

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One by one, they returned to the very place that evicted them.

Yes, “Occupy Wall Street” protesters were back at  Zuccotti Park on Tuesday night, but without their village that had tents, a library, kitchen, work groups and a medical station.

“There’s definitely a profound sense of loss and anger and sort of disbelief,” protester Jessica Lingel told CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey.

A judge ruled against the OWS protesters earlier Tuesday, saying they could return to Zuccotti but without their sleeping bags, tarps and tents.

In a four-page ruling, Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman said that the protesters’ First Amendment rights didn’t entitle them to camp out in the plaza indefinitely.

VIDEO: Full News Conference With Mayor Bloomberg

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell with the judge’s ruling

Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued the following statement after the ruling:

“This morning we planned to re-open Zuccotti Park to the public, including any protestors, at approximately 8 a.m. when the cleaning was completed. The opening of the park was delayed due to legal action taken against the City, but Zuccotti Park is now open to the public. The court’s ruling vindicates our position that First Amendment rights do not include the right to endanger the public or infringe on the rights of others by taking over a public space with tents and tarps.

The City has the ultimate responsibility to protect public health and safety and we will continue to ensure that everyone can express themselves in New York City. Zuccotti Park will remain open to all who want to enjoy it, as long as they abide by the park’s rules.”

Zuccotti officially reopened shortly after 5:3o p.m., CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported. Protesters were let back into the park after being reminded about what they couldn’t bring.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones on the judge’s decision

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported that protesters were jubilant upon re-entering the park, giving thumbs up and waving flags.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports the occupation gets a little less comfortable

For some, Tuesday morning’s raid was a punch to the gut, but for others the court’s decision was not a game-changer.

“Coming here, I’m really sad that everything is gone. It’s destroyed,” Dawn Stewart-Lookkin told Hennessey.

“One little ruling saying we can’t bring in a sleeping bag or a tent to the place isn’t going to deter anybody. This is a movement that’s much bigger,” Anup Yogi Desai added.

There are now just two ways into this movement. Police and barricades make sure of that and protesters don’t appear too happy, chanting “Take down the barricades!” on Tuesday night. Private security guards search large bags to make sure people aren’t smuggling in anything they can sleep in.

“The changes in this park? Yeah, it’s going to be difficult. I’m going to have to sit down on the ground, I might not be able to sleep here, but the spirit and the tone of the conversation has not changed,” protester Austin Hill said.

Protesters said their movement railing against corporate greed and economic inequality has been re-invigorated. Although a big challenge remains — the struggle against the elements, especially when sleeping.

“If there’s a will there’s a way,” Yvette Vigo said, adding she’s prepared to tough it out without the supplies. “Yeah, I guess so. It’s worth it.”

But others plan on coming back Wednesday.

“Folks are e-mailing in saying I have room for 75 people in Rockaway, N.J. I have room for 12 people in Brooklyn,” protester Julien Harrison said.

The lights that have returned remind us of the park’s altered landscape, but the spirit so far is unchanged.

“There will be challenges, but when you’re trying to change what we’re trying to change, it’s going to be an ongoing struggle,” Cheryl Parry said.

Police raided the park overnight, clearing out demonstrators who have been camped there for nearly two months.

PHOTOS: NYPD Raid On Zuccotti Park

Earlier Tuesday, Bloomberg said protesters were evicted from the park because “the safety and health conditions became intolerable.” “Unfortunately, the park was becoming a place where people came not to protest, but rather to break laws, and in some cases, to harm others,” Bloomberg said.

EXTRA: Brookfield Properties Full Statement

In a statement released Tuesday, the owners of the park, Brookfield Properties, said it too wanted the park cleared because it “had become dangerous, unhealthy and unsafe.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sean Adams at Zuccotti Park

“In our view, these risks were unacceptable and it would have been irresponsible to not request that the City take action,” Brookfield said.

WATCH: CBS2’s Kristin Thorne On Protesters Surrounding Zuccotti Park

About 1,000 officers in riot gear moved in around 1 a.m. Tuesday after warning demonstrators to clear out.

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A man is confronted by New York Police Department officers as New York City officials clear the 'Occupy Wall Street' protest from Zuccotti Park in the early morning hours of November 15, 2011 in New York. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Once officers evicted the protesters, sanitation workers began to clear the park of the tents and other items left behind.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

“This action was taken at this time of day to reduce the risk of confrontation in the park, and to minimize disruption to the surrounding neighborhood,” Bloomberg said. “Now they will have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments.”

On the ground, one protestor streamed live video of police piling up everything left behind in the park.

Most of the demonstrators left peacefully, but others did not.  One group of protesters tied themselves with rope to a nearby tree.

“We’re peacefully protesting and were exercising our First Amendment right to peacefully protest,” said one demonstrator. “Look at how they’re treating us. They’re treating us like were some sort of violent people.”

Bloomberg said around 200 people were arrested. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said about 142 of those arrested were in the park and another 50 or 60 were in the streets nearby.

Kelly also said officers “showed an awful lot of restraint” during the raid and said police gave protesters 45 minutes to gather their belongings and leave before entering the park.

He said demonstrators were given until 3:30 a.m. to leave voluntarily before officers began making arrests.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Zuccotti Park was completely cleared by 4:30 a.m.

EXTRA: Read The Court Order | Read The City’s Response

Not all city lawmakers are on the same page. Council Member Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) issued a statement Tuesday morning about the raid.

“Given the NYPD’s sneaky tactics early on, I am not surprised by the NYPD’s efforts to use the cloak of night as a shield for their brazen violation of the First Amendment. I expected this would happen; I just did not know when. This violent raid of Zuccotti Park was clearly a coordinated effort to subvert a peaceful protest at Occupy Wall Street,” Williams said.

New York State Sen. Liz Krueger also issued a statement.

“I am very disturbed that the City’s approach to dealing with the ‘health and fire safety’ issues raised by the Zuccotti protest was a surprise ambush in the middle of the night,” Krueger said. “Physically forcing people out of the park or leaving them to face arrest, with no notice or warning, is not a commitment to civil rights and it certainly was not the right way to handle this situation.”

The New York Civil Liberties Union also condemned the raid.

“The eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park was not about public health. Rousting hundreds of peaceful protesters from their tents in the dead of night amid a media blackout doesn’t promote public safety – it endangers it,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement.

The city says the tents, blankets and other items left behind will not be thrown away. Instead, they are being sent to the Department of Sanitation garage on the west side.

The following protocols have been set in place for anyone wanting to claim personal property that was removed from Zuccotti. From Wednesday through Friday anyone wishing to claim property should go to the Department of Sanitation’s Manhattan District 7 Garage located on West 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To gain access to the garage to claim your property, you should present valid photo identification. You will be asked to fill out a claim form regarding your property and provide any proof you may have that the items you are claiming should be returned you.

Agree with the judge’s decision? Share your comments below

  • Tee-Jay

    The protesters should pay the City for all overtime costs related to the protest. THEIR right to speak does not equal MY obligation to subsidize.

    • hannah

      yeah, you’re just obligated to subsidize the 1%-er owners of brookfield properties. Enjoy your servitude!


    • Jeff Sayin

      Yes it does actuallly since one of the core obligations of our government supported by our taxes is to permit the people’s right to exercise their constitutional rights. So get use to it, or move to another country.

      • http://davenporter.wordpress.com/ Benjamin Davenport

        Destroying parks and inciting riots is not a constitutional right.

      • Tee-Jay

        (1) They are physically capable of speaking WITHOUT subsidies.

        (2) The Constitution DOES NOT require government to subsidize speech. The word “subsidy” DOES NOT appear in the First Amendment.

  • michaelfury

    Occupy Building 7.


  • j

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.

    After tens years and two wars the U.S. Military has become proficient in its use of torture. New techniques have been developed that are also being used by the Department of Justice (D.O.J.) employees to help fabricate evidence and punish dissent.

    Humiliation, drugging sleep deprivation, stress positions, threats of physical violent, very long term harassment, etc… are commonly used by the FBI and DEA to reduce suspects so it is easier to fabricate evidence.

    Corrupt DOJ, DOD, and CIA employees had taken bribes from Al Quida in exchange for information and logistics support in the four years leading up to 9/11.

    When one considers that the 9/11 terrorists could take jumbo jet flying lessons, move about the country unobstructed but no speak English, live for several weeks less than two miles from the NSA head quarters and be on state department watch lists this makes sense.

  • Albert Right

    They are finally clearing out Zucotti Park. The mayor has declared that its a health hazard. So it looks like it may finally be over. The mayor says they can return eventually but it doesn’t appear too likely as NYPD was used to remove the protesters with the National Guard on standby. So far 217 arrest have been made and several people have been pepper sprayed and hit with an acoustic discomfort device. Maybe the rest of us can finally enjoy the park now.

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  • Dee Generate

    These yummy milf mamas drive me crazy.

  • EasterBunny

    Mayor’s name is BloomBERG. Judge’s name is StallMAN.

    Pretty much explains EVERY THING.

    • please tell me....

      ….what this explains?

  • fecal_heroes

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s prayers are with the millions being victimized by selfsame Zionist apparatchiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank. And with the Anonymous brigade.
    For they know, the bad children and parasites who are proletariat will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh_t and p_ss on, noble flea-baggers!

  • fecal_heroes

    Liberal, Neo-conservative useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
    Which explains why the nation’s prayers are with the millions being victimized by selfsame Zionist apparatchiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank. And with the Anonymous brigade.
    For they know, the bad children and parasites who are proletariat will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh#t and p#ss on, noble flea-baggers!

  • Andrew Nutra

    NYPD, Sanitation Dept., Court Orders: Effective. Drumming and raping: not so much.

  • Andrew Nutra

    Darn, I was going to make a killing with my official OWS snuggie and apple OccuPIES.

  • Styn

    Two months and they have accomplished NOTHING! All they’ve done is waste tax-payers money by constantly needing police to babysit them and ruining a perfectly nice park.
    Go home you smelly cry babies!

    • Andrew Nutra

      The accomplished better hand/eye coordination with their constant drumming. TAKE IT AWAY!

  • They took errrr jerbbsssss

    Praying very hard for Nor’easter to come and freeze out these losers , then we will see how fast they go home crying to mommy !

    • Andrew Nutra


  • Huh

    Is Susan Sarandon OK?…I feared the worst when I heard the news…

    • liz

      Don’t forget Michael Moore…….the BIG bag of hot wind!

  • The Realist

    The protesters should reimburse NYC for all overtime costs related to the protest. THEIR right to speak does not equal MY obligation to subsidize.

  • Pete

    Thank You NYPD for a job well done.

  • LES


  • dane

    Kudos to the NYPD. The city is proud of all of you.

    • Jeff Sayin

      Not true – many New Yorkers – inclduing me- are ashamed of Bloomberg, the NYPD and this suppression of constitutional rights.

      Be wary of those that come in the middle of the night and forbid the press from being present. The events of last night could have come right out of Nazi Germany…but you can always count on a few right wingnuts to cheer the police state

      • momo

        Oh puh-lease. You insult Holocaust survivors with your baloney. They lost their lives. You lost your iPhones.

        I speak for many New Yorkers … thank you NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg. It was about time.

        • Jeff Sayin

          It’s a slippery slope to a society that will tolerate a police state ….like Nazi Germany.

          No disrespect to Holocaust survivors intended

      • miki

        Good then u pay for the clean-up, and while ur at why don’t u reimburse all those businesses that lost money. What a hypocrite….

      • Andrew Nutra

        You’re comparing Jews to drumming rapists who occupy private property? Oy Vey!

        • Jeff Sayin

          You sir are an ignorant fool but I respect your right to free speech since like the founding fathers, I believe we need to shine a light on the speech of fools and recognize it for what it is – putrid nonsense from a windbag

          Have a good day

      • SingingHawk

        Boo hoo

  • Tab

    New York City Mayor Bloomberg mentioned that protesters can claim their property at a sanitation garage after the city sanitation department works had cleaned the park at Liberty Square. How can owners make a claim when the sanitation workers threw all their personnel gear, tents, sleeping bags, tarps, furniture, electronic equipment and library books into a rear loading gargage truck that hydraulically crushes material? Then later that morning Manhatten Supreme Court Judge Billings declared that the Mayors actions were illegal and issued a restraining order against the city. Here is yet another reason to protest
    in New York City and sue the city for unlawful removal of personnel property
    which was destroyed or damaged.

    • momo

      The sanitation men have to manually pull the lever to get the hydraulic crusher to work. They were given instructions not to utilize it. What’s the problem? Go pick up your stuff.

      • Tab

        Well thats funny because WABC-TV 7 showed video of sanitation garbage truck workers using the hydraulically powered mechanism that employed the moving plate to scoop the personnel effect out from the loading hopper.

        • Losers go home

          All the personal property you speak of is so lice and bedbug infested it should be incinerated for public health.

  • Ellen

    With all this news coverage on these protesters they will never leave the Park so why not just call it a day and stop with all this attention focus on places like Zuccotti Park. You’ll see them emptying out faster then a New York minute.

  • Andrew Nutra

    OWS, you want cheese with your whine!? (juvenile I know but I couldn’t resist)

    • Jeff Sayin

      Still leaving lame comments I see

      Perhaps you should move to Syria, North Korea or China

      • Huh

        Syria is awfully pretty this time of year…

      • Andrew Nutra

        I bet you Syria will be alot warmer than Zuccotti Park in February.

  • Andrew Nutra

    I wish they would protest in Harlem. They’re probably afraid of crips and bloods. They’re going to cut you up! They’re not going to snap their fingers and dance around you with jazz hands.

    • Tipper gore

      Lol the crips and bloods are a bunch of clowns. Blacks are funny

  • Albert Right

    They are clearing out Zucotti Park at this very moment. The mayor has declared that its a health hazard. So it looks like it may finally be over. The mayor says they can return eventually but it doesn’t appear too likely as NYPD was used to remove the protesters with the National Guard on standby. So far 203 arrest have been made and several people have been pepper sprayed and hit with an acoustic discomfort device. Finally maybe we can actually use the park again…

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  • capt bill's daughter

    how about this – everybody who’s fed up with “ows” let’s set up a fund, and buy the property back from its current owners for a discounted price (since there must be some degree of damage after all this time), declare the space to be private property and evict them. really judge, don’t give them all their comforts of home back. what’ll be next, them being in an alternate parade on thanksgiving day. thanks to nypd for exercising restraint under harassment earlier today. dad was nypd for 30+ years, and had his share of “community policing.” my sympathies to the legitimate neighborhood residents.

  • tedy

    Too bad it took so long. These losers should have been clubbed like baby seals and tossed in the trash with their tents.

  • horse play in the shower

    The little dictator bloomberg doesn’t have to abide by any stink’in laws, the little man can do what ever he wants and will send out into the night his thug enforcers to beat and arrest peacefull protestors and now main stream journalist.

  • Michael Mickman Gourdine

    Why hasn’t 1010wins reported that the protesters have been allowed back in……..I’ll tell you why because this medium represents the 1%ers not the people of N.Y.C. they can’t even pronounce our streets right in traffic reports. Now these “Tourists” including out Mayor from Massachusetts has to deal with the “REAL” New York HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    • Schniffma Royds

      That’s why you should smell my butt!

  • edrews

    If the court’s deciision goes in favor of NYC, is OWS going to accept that decision and leave Zuccoti Park? Is OWS going to make sure they abide by the rules of conduct for future protest actuons? Is OWS going to impress on its participants that scuffling with law enforcement, and possibly getting arrested, does little or nothing to bolster their point(s)?

    I’m thinking the answer to all of the above questions is going to be a resounding NO, and OWS’ message will suffer greatly for it.

  • Slim Pickens

    So long free speech, hello police state. The police defy a court order? Just who is running the show here? Seems like bloomberg sent his thugs out to protect his billionaire buddies, the real criminals. What we have here is a travesty of justice under the little dictator bloomberg.

  • Wall Street Trader Joe

    They should close down Zuccotti Park and build a Goldman Sachs office on that site.

    • Tee-Jay

      They can’t.

      Zuccotti Park was built by Brookfield Equities as part of a “zoning bonus” deal – i.e. public space in exchange for the right to build more than the zoning code would normally allow.

  • Schmellma Arss

    I believe that all of New York should bask in the healing fumes emanating from my ass. Breath deep!

  • Noonan

    It smelled like Teen Spirit down there…

  • Don

    Sadly…it was about time. The OWS started as a protest and evolved into a hobo camp. They had no bargaining power so there wasnt much, if anything, they were going to accomplish. The big banks were not going to change if they promised to leave the park. If they would have had information about how the system works and could have shown people how the 99% of us are getting robbed they would have had more support. But it seems as if after the firs week or two if became a place for people with no where to live to go to get free food, supplies, and medicine. Holding the park hostage wasnt going to change anything other than how park is run in future. They had a good begging but as they say its not how you start but how you finish. they started with a good message but hand nothing to follow up with. But we should still give some of them credit for standing up for something.

    • Andrew Nutra

      Ended up as a Mad Max movie

  • A L

    The same survey that said OWS represent the 99%.
    OWS actually represent the 1% of the people…that 1% that are stupid and feel entitled. You can’t fix Stupid.

    You don’t see any hard working immigrants protesting. Some of them fought so hard to come here. You only see pampered cry babies whose parents and them have benefited from this land of opportunity.

    • SokrMom

      The 1% types who are against others’ right to express themselves are the entitled ones. For 30 years, right-wing politicians like Bloomberg have helped the rich get richer. Believe me, these violent and illegitimate tactics intended to bring an end to OWS will backfire. The protesters to date may have included some fringe types who enjoy protesting for its own sake, but that does not mean that the rest of the 99% does not agree with them in principle, and will not come out if those in power continue to ignore the message and kick around the messengers.

      • edrews

        I’m not part of the 1%, and I don’t want OWS to claim to represent me either. I also don’t agree with them in princile either. OWS cannot claim the moral high ground by breaking the law and flaunting the rules. EVERYONE has the power to change what hapens in this country in the voting booth. Unfortunately, all of the bluster and bravado from OWS will become spines of jelly come election day.

        Until OWS can come out with a solid, consistent, focused message, with good efinition of the terms they choose to use, they will not be taken seriously. Other than occupying Zuccotti Park, and getting arrested. they have accomplished very little. Presenting a reasonable and viable solution to the problems will help OWS’s cause. A ‘reasonable and viable solution; would be one that members of OWS would eagerly support if the roles were reversed.. OWS needs to move beyond camping in the park and enjoyiing the commune/party lofestyle.

        IF OWS is going to say a crime, or crimes, are being(have been) committed, cite a criminal code reference and the date and location where the crime was committed. If there is corruption, bring the corrupt officials to justice through the proper channels. To stand around and blaber on about being ‘ripped off’ by banks, and ‘stuck’ by corrupt politicians, without showing clear evidence becomes little more than background noise. IF you have the evidence that can stand up in a court of law, bring it to the proper authorities. Yelling about it in Zuccotti Park does absolutely nothing to solve the problem.

  • Wonder Woman

    These people are self-centered bums, who are should have been cleared out 2 months ago. They are looking for handouts. Thank God for NYPD.

    AND you gotta love how JayZ was selling OWS shirts and keeping the profits, what an excellent move.

    • Jeff Sayin

      You don’t know what you are talking about. OWS has never been about handouts

      Too many pathetic right wingers on here pretending to speak for OWS

      • Andrew Nutra

        OWS are sore losers! They master in “cool” topics such as poetry then wonder why jobs aren’t landing at their feet in this down economy. This is a land of opportunity, not guarantees.

  • Mariano Karesty

    Hundreds of protesters have slept in tents and under tarps since Sept. 17 in Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the protests and the physical symbol of what has grown into a global movement. The park is owned by a real estate developer, New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc.
    “Conditions in Zuccotti Park had become dangerous, unhealthy and unsafe,” Brookfield said in a statement. “These risks were unacceptable and it would have been irresponsible to not request that the city take action. Further, we have a legal obligation to the city and to this neighborhood to keep the park accessible to all who wish to enjoy it, which had become impossible.”


  • Lefty

    Maybe the NYPD should get some advice from the Chicago PD and use the same tactics from ’68.

  • RJ

    I have no problem with them protesting but the park is not a campground and not their home as some have referred to it as. The real 99% are back home trying to find jobs and trying to feed their families. These protesters are young and can achieve anything the 1% have if they work for it and not lounge around playing drums for months.

  • Maria P

    Finally! Now maybe they will put some effort into getting jobs for themselves!
    No one has the right to set upi house in a public park. Get a life losers!

  • John F. Hebert

    Bloomberg is full of s**t. I’ve been down there many times. No smell, no danger. Just people in tent. whoopty f**in doo.

    • steve

      The people in tents are not allowing others to utilize this park – that would be the definition of GREED.

      • Jeff Sayin

        Have you even been there? Nothing prevents you from walking thorugh the park even with tents in it.

  • Ritchie Litwin

    These people are a fraction of a percent of nothing. And at the wrong address, should be at the white house. Wonder why they are not ? Must be because they are left wing nuts like obama.

    • Devenio

      No, they are at the heart of greed. Wall Street.

      • Joan C

        actually, Zucotti Park is a few blocks south of Wall St, so unless they;re walking up there every day, the message/protest is falling on deaf ears. They are nothing more than an attraction for tourists, like the animals in a cage at the zoo.

        • Joan C

          apologies, north of Wall St

          • WTF

            So there goes the tourist attraction!!

  • Jay

    Welcome to Communist China!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oh sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean the United States of America.
    So sad to see how corrupt this wonderful country has become………..

    • Amused but not misled

      BALONEY! There were no tanks used. LOL

      • Jay

        Yeah, But the national guard was on standby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Were they afraid the protestor’s throw donuts at them??????????????????
        What a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lex

    Добрый день. Хотел бы предложить вашему вниманию базу для автоматической регистрации программой Allsubmitter 6.9 по низкой цене, но в отличном качестве.

    • Andrew Nutra

      Translation: Silly OWS. Wall streeters listen to shareholders, politicians listen to voters. NO ONE listens to raping percussionists!@

  • Tee-Jay

    Any court will rule that…

    – the City has refused to enforce any laws in that park, thus granting the protesters 100% EXEMPTION FROM ALL LAWS.

    – the owner of the park has refused to enforce its own rules, thus rendering those rules NULL, VOID, and PERMANENTLY UNENFORCEABLE.

    • It's About Time!

      Do NOT quit your day job to become a judge or attorney…

      • BobbyONJ

        Sad that JT probably is an attorney. An out of work one at that. Suck on that JT!

  • Andrew Nutra

    I’m gonna break into my neighbor’s house, start playing drums and talk about what I thought of the movie “X-Men: First Class”! No one’s going to take my freedom of speech away!!!

    • Barbie Q

      (i) hole

  • Andrew Nutra

    I want to set up an “Attention Booth.” I’ll charge each OWS member $5 per 15 minute session. Tell me about your problems. Awww your liberal arts degree not doing anything for you in this down economy? You should have majored in IT or something in healthcare! POOR BABY!!! Do you want to drum some more? Bad bankers!! Bad bankers!! No no need to look for a job. Your drums made out of unicorn testicles when played will make everything better. Let’s bring in the soothing voice of Joan Baez. This is all about you!

  • Andrew Nutra

    Sore losers! They master in “cool” topics such as poetry then wonder why jobs aren’t landing at their feet in this down economy. This is a land of opportunity, not guarantees.

  • Andrew Nutra

    Interesting, OWS was kicked out of Zuccotti Park yet the majority of New Yorkers aren’t up in arms. No one is sticking up for them. No one is running out from their jobs to protect them. If anything the city gave a collective yawn, felt relief and are grateful for the hard working NYPD and sanitation people.

    • Maxhead Room

      There shoudl be a Job Fair set up in Zuccotti Park. Have the Carnies apply for Jobs that are available through out the US. Companies are Hiring. Have ID’s available with Social Security Numbers. Lets see what their response would be.

      By the way, has anyone checked to see if any of these people are collecting unemployment benefits? My understanding to be eligible for said benefits “one must be available, ready and willing to work”.

    • harriet

      Well, it happened at 1 in the morning after the policy cordoned off lower Manhatten, last time people came and surrounded the plaza.

    • Jeff Sayin

      Don’t pretend to speak for the majority of New Yorkers cause you don’t.

      I as many New Yorers/Americans are ashamed of NYC government/NYPD today. Freedom of speech and assembly may not matter to you, but you can always move to another country – Syria is nice this time of year.

      • Andrew Nutra

        The NYPD AND the Sanitation Dept. did a great job! I’m so proud of them! Finally the rights of people who don’t give a sh-t about OWS are respected. Christmas came early this year. Again, wall streeters listen to shareholders, politicians listen to voters, NO ONE listens to raping percussionists.

    • Devenio

      No one is running out from their jobs… At 2 o’clock in the morning? Give it time Nutra. You too will be protesting. That is a guarantee.

      • Andrew Nutra

        Nah, tonight I’ll be occupying my girlfriend, it’s our anniversary (call me a romantic!)

      • Michael H.

        No he wont. He’s a paid shill. He’s here posting the same comments day after day, even on stories that have nothing to do with #OWS.

        • Andrew Nutra

          Paid shill? Perhaps? But I got a job! This is a land of opportunity not guarantees. Just gotta work a little harder and major in the sciences not Ancient Japanese Nose Flute Performance, Advanced.

          • Michael H.

            So you fully admit to being paid to post these comments. Nicely done. Who is paying you?

            • Andrew Nutra

              Nah, the witty banter from me is on the house ;-)

  • sk

    the protesters were waiting for this! they were waiting to apoint where they would be forced to move and then make everyone else look like the bad guys! they like getting arrrested and evicted b/c it gives them more ATTENTION! that all they care about!

    • Devenio

      Yep, they wanted to get busted in the head!

  • It's About Time!

    This was long overdue. Assualts (physical and sexual), public urination, drugs, filth. etc. This is not a protest, but a disgrace. 90% of these people are not here to protest or have no idea what they protesting about. It’s just something for them to do and/or a place to cause trouble. They’re sining Bob Marley songs as they are getting arrested. Normal people don’t do that, druggies do. These flea bags were given the right to protest and they abused that right in a number of ways. It’s ok to use the park to protest (I believe in that 100%), but once the park is converted into a tent city and becomes a staging ground for criminal activity, then the line is drawn. NO ONE SHOULD BE SURPISED BY THIS. It was a matter of when, not if. That park is supposed to be used for families, as lower manhattan has become largely residential in recent years. How are the residents supposed to use it, especially with everything going on there and fulkl of health risks. This protest has accomplished nothing in two months. CEO’s aren’t stepping away from their positions or cutting a check for any of these people anytime soon. It’s time. GO HOME.

    • Devenio

      90%? When did you do this survey? Only druggies listen to Bob Marley? You really are susceptible to the power of the media, aren’t you.

  • Tickle me Elmo

    send Jerry Sandusky from penn st down to the park. He will teach these dirty protesters a lesson.

    • Amused but not misled

      HOW IS THAT? There are no showers for Sandusky to work his magical “horseplay” on them. lol

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