The Sign That Could Evict the Wall Street Occupiers
Posted on Oct 14, 2011
UPDATE: The Occupy Wall Street legal team says the new rules cannot be used to evict the protesters while they are in the park.
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On or before Oct. 13, someone affixed flimsy signs announcing new rules for the use of Zuccotti Park to the granite walls enclosing the place where anti-Wall Street protesters have camped for almost a month.
The rules—which were clearly crafted to bring the demonstrators’ occupation to an end—forbid members of the public to camp, set up tents, store and place tarps, sleeping bags and other personal property, remove items from the trash and lie down anywhere. They amount to a suspension of permanent peaceful assembly in the square. See the wording in the photograph below. —ARK
Correction: This post originally said NYPD officers had posted the signs. Truthdig could not confirm that information.
Alexander Reed Kelly
The sign could be interpreted as a de facto eviction order.