‘Occupy Wall Street’ Marks Christmas In Zuccotti Park

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.

  • michaelfury
  • Rushmore

    That’s recap all of the things the Occupiers have accomplished…er, let me get back to you on that.

  • Jerry Frey
    • fed up with hypocrite

      These are not fact but propaganda. The reason why Europe is in the crapper and the unemployment is so great is because of socialism. The social programs cannot be kept up even with their high taxes. As for people having the ability to earn large sums of money, it sound like you are jealous you do not possess the same marketable skills because if you had them, it would be a safe bet you would also want the same compensation. You act like the rich do not pay taxes. In fact the wealthy pay 80% of the taxes in this country. The 20% is the middle class. The poor pay nothing. In case you are wondering I am not part of the 1%. I don’t care if you tax the wealthy. What I do care about is people like you who vilify the people who are successful. As far as I remember, America was the land of opportunities. Opportunity is a chance, what you do with this chance is fully up to you. This is not a guaranteed. The choices you make in life will determine the level of success you attain.

  • Andrew Nutra

    OWS: white middle class guilt

  • fed up with hypocrite

    This is no longer a story. They have tried to resurrect this movement to no avail. Since they have had no message all alone please let them fade into the wind. The fragments that are left should be called Occupy Moron since they are just grasping in the wind for a cause. Occupy this, Occupy that. What a joke. The real 99% will not give our hard earned money to these idiots.

    • AmericanFellow

      you are not a real 99%er, you are an apologist-lover of the rich bloated 1% and their lackey Republicans. 2012 and huge Republican defeats will take the bluff out of your arrogance

      • Fed up with hypocrite

        You’re not the 99% either. You’re the 0%er because you don’t produce anything and only want to such the rest of us dry. By the way the republican did not get us here, it’s your democratic party that has driven the bus. Remember Obama and the democratic party had control of the government for the 1st 2 years of his administration. All they could do is pass a health care bill that does not go into play till after this election. They don’t even have enough balls to see if it works until they see if they can get re elected. Bt the way go get a job.

  • Sheila

    The police need to evict these creatons once and for all. Let them go over to Iraq, or Afganahstan, and do some good, other than hang out in a park, act moronic, and live off the kindness of local businesses. Knowing them though, they would have an excuse as to why not to go to either place. We need to rid the city of these rodents already once and for all….Enough is enough

    • AmericanFellow

      you can’t even spell – typical dumbed down Republican, if you are too uneducated to spell correctly and can only spout banal Republican talking points, then why should we credit you with having anything worthwhile to say?

      • Stanley

        Can you say ‘Jack Ass’ ????? It is nitwits like you who support this nonsense from your favorite armchair, or worn out computer chair, because you are either under employed, or unemployed with far too much time on your hands. Go to Starbucks, buy 1 Latte, take your lap top, and sit their for a month looking busy, like most of the rest if the idiots there do…….

  • Neil Walsh

    Hey–Mom and Dad are happy, they got these pathetic twits out of the basement for the holidays.

    • AmericanFellow

      oh gawd, the Republican hate machine is out in full force, even if it is Christmas


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    If these freaks were raised in a normal Christian family they would not be sitting in a cold park on Christmas day..Liberalism is a mental disorder ..

    • Tammi Henager

      “normal christian family……” BAHAAAHAAAAHAAAAAHAAHAAAAA!!!!! Sure you are—–because if you are christian you are normal. YOU are what is wrong with religion—-take off your christian blinders and realize your ideology isn’t the only one in this world….YOU are a mental disorder. Jesus was a liberal and a socialist so SUCK IT……

      • xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

        Jesus was killed by other liberal Jews need I say more.Self hating Jews are the worst kind of liberal ..


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  • The Realist

    The “Occupy” CORPORATION has taken in over #13 MILLION since September. You’d think they could afford something better. (Then again, maybe their top executives really needed those bonuses.)

  • Ted

    “demonstrators are also reading a 1967 speech by Martin Luther King”

    Truly pathetic to spend Christmas whining in the park. Maybe if the handout seeking crowd put down the tired, old speeches and instead read the want ads something would change for the better. Put your hats back on your heads – I’m not dropping my heard earned money into them to support free loaders.

    • AmericanFellow

      ANOTHER uneducated Republican backwoods yee haw, can’t even spell, let alone have anything worthwhile to listen to

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