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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement are now calling Union Square their new home base after a dramatic and sometimes violent face-off between police and protesters stretched into the early morning hours.
Some New York City Council members contend the NYPD used excessive force in its handling of the weekend protests, but Bloomberg refuted the notion, saying the police know how to handle a crowd.
Police spokesman Paul Browne confirmed Sunday that the department was seeking a subpoena to identify the person.
After police broke up a rally at Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park and arrested dozens, Occupy Wall Street protesters said their movement would pick up momentum.
As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will return to the stump for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday. Christie will host a lunchtime “Romney for President” rally at Elmhurst College in Illinois.
The New York Police Department’s surveillance of muslims has garnered intense scrutiny and prompted a backlash, and now the Occupy movement is apparently upset about expanded surveillance as well.
A financial report on the group’s General Assembly website says at “the current rate of expenditure” the occupiers will be “out of money in THREE WEEKS.”
Two New York City lawmakers arrested at an Occupy Wall Street march have taken offers to get their cases dismissed by avoiding further arrests for six months.
Police in Brooklyn clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday night. The occupiers allegedly threw garbage cans out of a vacant building as part of a protest.
Protesters agreed to find other places to stay within two weeks, and to find an artisan who can make a replacement for the missing baptismal font lid if they don’t find it.
By sunrise Wednesday, though, they were down to just a handful remaining in the park.
New York author Eleanor Lerman and her videologist brother Philip Lerman were so inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement that they combined their talents to produce a short film honoring the demonstrators.
The NYPD evicted the protesters from the park in November, although they were allowed to return without tents and other equipment.