These petitions were sent to us by Angel. She also reports that the arrests are still going on. NYPD seems to be keeping them out of all parks. They showed up in riot gear to keep them out of Trinity Park (private, but fenced off for renovations) and right now they’ve arrested dozen+ at a park in Tribeca. They’re trying to return to Liberty Park (major gathering @ 11am EST) but are still being kept out (more arrests). Bloomberg canceled his trip to DC today in order to block the court order at the hearing this afternoon.
NY Governor: 518-474-8390
NYPD 1st Precinct: 212-334-0611
NYPD 5th Precinct: 212-334-0711
NYPD 6th Precinct: 212-741-4811
NYPD 7th Precinct: 212-477-7311
NYPD 9th Precinct: 212-477-7811
Tents and warm clothes and laptops were destroyed or confiscated. The camp was cleared out and at least 70 citizen protesters were arrested. Reporters were kept away. And when a group of protesters locked arms in non-violent exercise of their First Amendment rights, tear gas was used to remove them.
It’s time for us to make a forceful statement:
Protests can be shut down. But you cannot evict an idea whose time has come.
Sign our petition right now.
Last night’s eviction was the latest in a pattern of forceful evictions of peaceful protesters in the last few days. Austin. Portland. Oakland.
The 99% movement has changed the direction of the public dialogue in America.
It has captured the imagination of millions of Americans. It has given voice to everyone who believes that when wealth and power are so heavily concentrated in the hands of the few, you have a Democracy in name only.
That view is only spreading and getting stronger.
Whatever happens, we’ll keep demanding an economy and a democracy that truly reflect the needs and hopes of the 99% — workers, students, retirees, mothers, fathers, kids, decent Americans everywhere. Enough is Enough!Sign our petition: “You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.”
Breaking update: A group of protesters have taken a new park in Manhattan at the corner of Canal St and 6th Ave. If you’re in New York, please join us there as soon as you can. Map here.