Friday, October 14, 2011

Zucotti Park Cleaning in New York Postponed

The plan was to push the Occupy Wall Street protest out of Zucotti Park for cleaning. However, Bloomfield, the company who owns the park, decided to call off the cleaning for now. The movement, which has existed for about a month and primarily focuses on issues such as corporate greed and youth employment, decided to start cleaning up on their own so that they could stay in the park. However, if they were made to leave, they planned to form a human chain. The OWS thinks that the cleaning of the park by the company who owns the park is an attempt to get them to leave. If they had been made to leave, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said, "After it's cleaned, they'll be able to come back. But they won't be able to bring back the gear, sleeping bags, that sort of thing will not be able to be brought back to the park" This is for sanitary reasons. As well, Bloomfield reinstated park rules with no lying down and no leaving personal property.

Source: FOX News

No comments: