Protesters want “sleep-outs” to occur nightly around the New York Stock Exchange, shown here with its columns illuminated in November 2011.
Expelled from their encampment at Zuccotti Park last November, protesters with Occupy Wall Street have taken to sleeping on the sidewalks of the financial center in lower Manhattan. —ARK
The New York Times:
Norman Siegel, a prominent civil-rights lawyer, said a decision by a federal court in Manhattan arising from a lawsuit in 2000 allowed the protesters to sleep on sidewalks so long as they did not block doorways and took up no more than half the sidewalk.
The protesters first cited that ruling last week while sleeping outside bank branches near Union Square, but said this week that they wanted so-called sleep-outs to occur nightly around the New York Stock Exchange.