NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says he is very disturbed that the eviction of the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park has resulted in a number of arrests, including a number of reporters who were trying to cover the police action.

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“I believe that part of what makes our city great is the tolerance of different opinions and the press’ ability to cover major events,” said Stringer on Tuesday.

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Stringer says the city owes an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the fact reporters were kept out of the immediate area.

“From what is emerging right, I do think the police commissioner has to tell us exactly what happened this morning,” said Stringer.

He said the public relies on reporters to tell us what is going on.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said around 200 people were arrested. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said about 142 of those arrested were in the park and another 50 or 60 were in the streets nearby.

What do you think of the eviction? Sound off below!

Comments (15)
  1. charlie says:

    The newspaper have a right to report the news. Yes, that is correct. They also have the responsibility to report it accurately and without inserting their liberal opinion and slant on the story they are covering

  2. Amtracmarine says:

    This isn’t even an American movement. It was proposed by a Canadian National and publisher of the anti-everything magizine “Adbusters”

  3. Rudy Giulianni Vatico says:

    Jim, “NY owned totally by the Democratic machine” errr check out our
    Mayor’s political affiliation. Bush starting a phony war in Iraq costing us young
    lives and close to a billion dollars is Ok for your party, right?

    1. esh77 says:

      Err, your Mayor was a Democrat. He switched to the Republican Party for the
      sole purpose of getting elected. Since then, he has become an Independent.

      Actual facts, although rarely found in liberal-leaning sources, are available on the internet. There you can find all kinds of sources, including videos of politicians (mostly yours) stating things they insist they never said.

      A fun place to start would be a quick look at Search — fannie freddie democrats…Enjoy!

      BTW, you think Wall Street is a problem? The current heads of Fannie and Freddie are expecting $13 million in bonuses…AND…they are also seeking
      BILLIONS from the government to make up for the money Fannie and Freddie have lost under their direction. Perhaps you might consider marching on Capitol Hill.

    2. fritz von says:

      Bloomberg was a Democrat his entire life. Until the day he decided to run for mayor and Mark Green already had that nomination. “Knowledge is good.”

  4. Devenio says:

    Really CBS, where do you find these communist posters? I’ve never seem so many people opposed to the law of the land as I’ve seen here.

  5. jim says:

    If New York was not totally owned by the Democrat machine this guy would never be elected. Manhattan has the government it deserves.

    1. mak says:

      You got that right.

    2. Devenio says:

      So Jim, what you’re are saying is that you are a communist against the Constitution and in favor of a police state. Is that it commie? Go back to China!

      1. Bring back order says:

        Police State would be much better then these homeless hippies taking over.

      2. OWSMAKESME SICK says:

        you have to be a moron . Police are doing their job. If these people are so upset with the corporate world. do something about it not stand and take up space. Start a company , Get a job, Contribute to society. These people are disgusting lowlifes that are defending a protesting nothing. 20 years ago you did see morons like this on every street corner. People had jobs and provided for their families. This people are leaches and nothing else. stomping there feet like babies instead of getting jobs and doind something constructive with there lives.

  6. Bill Costello says:

    This guy wants to run for mayor? Zuccotti park is private property. People have the right to protest but not to infringe on other people’s rights

  7. marjorie says:

    As the Mayor said, the protestors have the right to protest, but I do not believe they have the right to “live” in any public park in the city. No sleeping, no tents, etc. People who live and work in the area have rights too.

  8. Vik says:

    Shut The F up Stringbean and if you don’t like it here Get The F out with your Fleabagging Feces-Covered Filthy Friends.

  9. M.M.Berliner says:

    Stringer will always be a wimp on any issue he bothers to
    react to0 in Manhattan, The worst BP we have ever had.
    He is beyond”middle of the road” trying to have it both ways on
    every issue in this city.. Phooey.

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