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The owners of the park, Brookfield Properties, issued new rules earlier this month that said tarps, sleeping bags and tents are prohibited in the park, as well as lying on the ground and on benches when it becomes an interference for others.
But with the temperatures going down, the tents are going back up.READ MORE: Big Brother Hailed As Hero After Saving 4-Year-Old Sister During Fox Attack In Jackson Township, N.J.
So far, Brookfield hasn’t tried to enforce the new rules, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg said if they ask for help from the city, they’ll get it.
“If Brookfield were to come to us and say their rules are being violated and they’ve asked people to stop or to leave and those people aren’t doing it then it’s an issue of trespass and the police department will do what it has to do,” said Bloomberg.
But Bloomberg also acknowledged that encampment at Zuccotti Park has become a tourist attraction and demonstrates the right to freedom of speech in America.MORE NEWS: As COVID Pandemic Eases And Restrictions Loosen, Mask Confusion Grows
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