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Articles about "Occupy Wall Street"
OWS Returns to Zuccotti Park After Barriers Go Down
January 11, 2012
In a surprising turn of events, security guards working for Brookfield properties - the owners of Zuccotti Park - took down the barricades which had surrounded the park since November on Tuesday night. This was unexpected for a couple of reasons: Mayor Bloomberg went to great lengths to remove the protesters, and most Financial District residents were upset about their presence and happy to see them go. Unluckily for them, they’re back; since the barriers were removed, over 200 Occupy Wall Street protesters have re-entered the park. Immediately after this happened, conflict between security and protesters picked up right where it left off: Many protesters intentionally disregarded warnings not to lay down in the park, and at least two people were detained for violating those commands.Read More
Occupy Wall Street vs. Trinity Church
December 20, 2011
Ever since Occupy Wall Street was evicted last month, the movement has been in recession. Shortly after, Occupy movements in other cities were shut down. The Occupy Our Homes movement did little to rejuvenate the movement, and while the Occupy media team insisted the intellectual goal was steadfast, Zucotti Park stayed empty. The movement knows it needs a new location, so on December 10th it began appealing to Trinity Church to allow them to occupy its adjacent park in Soho, between Canal and Grand Street and Varick Street and Sixth Avenue.Read More