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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Marks Christmas In Zuccotti Park

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Matt Sky of the East Village participates in Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Matt Sky of the East Village participates in Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park – New York, NY – Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Demonstrators with Occupy Wall Street are marking 100 days of their protest by celebrating Christmas in Zuccotti Park.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller On The Story

The NYPD evicted the protesters from the park in November, although they were allowed to return without tents and other equipment.

Christmas Day began with a midnight prayer service in the park. Demonstrators also had breakfast there.

Occupy Wall Street Christmas gathering in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Christmas gathering in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 25, 2011 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

The demonstrators are also reading a 1967 speech by Martin Luther King. The speech expresses King’s opposition to the Vietnam War.

Other Christmas activities planned at Zuccotti Park include music and a poetry reading.

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