May 19, 2013
New York Police Trash Occupy Wall Street
Posted on Nov 15, 2011
Hundreds of New York police officers rolled into Zuccotti Park just after 1 a.m. Tuesday with a dump truck and orders to clear the park, arrest the defiant and throw away their possessions.
The New York Times reported that more than 100 protesters had gathered in “the kitchen,” singing and refusing to leave.
I asked The Brooklyn Ink, which has reporters on the ground, what the plan is and was told, “There seem to be a few plans right now. Some are calling for occupying Union Square. Some are meeting at Broadway and Fulton. The whole protest has spread out and it seems everyone is still getting their bearings on what to do next.”
This is a video of police tear-gassing the kitchen.
Tweets are pouring in and it is not entirely clear as of this posting what has happened or what will happen next, but this much is certain: The capital of the Occupy movement is under attack. —PZS
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