Thousands of people spoke and NYC Mayor Bloomberg, didn’t evict Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from Liberty Plaza.
Miles de personas defendieron el derecho de permanecer en la Plaza de la Libertad y los dueños del lugar se vieron obligados a no desalojarlos.
Bloomberg released a statement at around 6:30 a.m., saying that the owners of Zuccotti Park decided to postpone their planned 7 a.m. cleanup.
Bloomberg also said Brookfield Properties could still go ahead with an official cleanup if a compromise can’t be reached with protesters. What do the owners would want?
Brookfield Office Management, said they are “Withdrawing their request from earlier in the week for police assistance during their cleaning operation,” according to a statement from Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.
They said: “Our position has been consistent throughout: the City’s role is to protect public health and safety, to enforce the law, and guarantee the rights of all New Yorkers. Brookfield believes they can work out an arrangement with the protesters that ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use and that the situation is respectful of residents and businesses downtown, and we will continue to monitor the situation.”
Bloomberg said on his WOR-AM radio show Friday: “I think what happened, my understanding is, that Brookfield got lots of calls from many elected officials threatening them.” “THREATENING THEM”?
Thursday, the park’s owners distributed flyers making it clear that sleeping bags, tents and tarps would not be welcome. Similarly, lying on benches or the pavement would also not be allowed. Ridiculous rules, don’t you think?
The NYPD should go an arrest the bankers.
For more info about Occupy Wall Street, go to their website.
Occupy Wall Street – Defending The Park from Eviction – October 14th
“On October 11, 2011, the owner of Zuccotti Park, a private developer called Brookfield Properties, asked New York City Police Commissioner Kelly to “clear the park.”
Occupants were advised to clear the park by 7AM on October 14th. In response, organizers put out an Emergency Call to Action, asking all supporters to come to the park to defend the occupation from eviction.
Thousands arrived and were prepared to be arrested.
Faced with the possibility of a massive confrontation with the police, Brookfield Properties withdrew their request, and Occupy Wall Street declared victory.
This is what it looked like from the inside.”_jkriegman