“They are part of the 99 percent like we are,” one protester said.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting mixed marks on his handling of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Tired of those run-of-the-mill occupiers? Looking for an occupier with a star quality? Some rhythm maybe? A good singing voice? You’re in luck, the Occupy Wall Street movement now comes complete with an entertainment department, and they’ve created their own movement called Occupy Broadway.
Meanwhile, the protesters, who have not been allowed to spend the night at Zuccotti since Nov. 15, pressed for access to an alternative space owned by Trinity Church.
The tarps and tents may be gone but the Occupy Wall Street concert series at Zuccotti Park is still going strong.
They were caught in the middle of madness. Some grade school students were forced to walk a gauntlet of screaming “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just to get to school on Thursday.
“They got guns, we got bottles. They got bricks, we got rocks. Lets see what they got,” says a man in a YouTube video. Police identified him as Nkrumah Tinsley.
After weeks of alternately defending the right to free speech at Zuccotti, Park Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally cracked down.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly had been running regular drills every single night in lower Manhattan, but on Monday night/Tuesday morning the practice drill suddenly became the real thing.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg had said all along when the time was appropriate he would act to address the “Occupy Wall Street” occupation of Zuccotti Park. Well, just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday he gave the NYPD its orders: Clear the park.
The noise and drumming at “Occupy Wall Street” could actually be dangerous. That’s the opinion of a noise expert CBS 2 took to Zuccotti Park on Wednesday. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg still appears to be tone deaf to the problem.