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    Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Here we go again...

    A spokesman for the group encamped in a Lower Manhattan park said demonstrators do not plan to move, after New York announced they must vacate the area for a cleaning Friday morning.

    Tyler Combelic said the mayor's anouncement was a "not-so-veiled attempt" to force the protesters from the park, setting up a possible confrontation with authorities. "We have decided that at 7 o'clock tomorrow, we will not leave the park," he said, adding that "we are not opposed to cleaning it ourselves."

    Bloomberg met with protesters Wednesday evening and informed them that privately owned Zuccotti Park, where they have been staying for nearly four weeks, will be cleaned, after the owners voiced their concerns about "unsanitary conditions and considerable wear and tear on the park." "The Mayor is a strong believer in the First Amendment and
    believes that the protesters have a right to continue to protest," the deputy mayor for operations, Cas Holloway, said in a written statement. He added that the current situation in the park is "not in the best interests of the protesters, residents or the city."

    The cleaning will be done in several stages, and when certain areas are cleaned, protesters will be able to come back to the park if they obey the rules set forth by the owners, , the statement said. "As the protest has continued, Brookfield has expressed concern about its inability to clean the park and maintain it in a condition fit for public use," Holloway said in the statement....
    Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning - chicagotribune.com

    These demonstrators don't know how lucky they are that Brookfield Properties does not demand they vacate. I respect their right to protest...admire their convictions...but, if they break the law, off with their heads!
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    So I can refuse to leave any privately owned piece of property without fear of reprisal, so long as I'm refusing to leave in the name of free speech?
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Here we go again...Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning - chicagotribune.comThese demonstrators don't know how lucky they are that Brookfield Properties does not demand they vacate. I respect their right to protest...admire their convictions...but, if they break the law, off with their heads!
    How dare they! The nerve I believe its called "Occupy _____ " for a reason...


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Funny. I read a different article stating the opposite. They agreed to leave the park for cleaning sessions and even agreed to help with the cleanup.

    edit: Wait, I think this was a different park than the one I read about.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    We certainly live in a crazy world. Wall St is responsible for a global economic catastrophe that has brought misery and economic turmoil to millions, but many Americans are more concerned about people camping out in a park.

    We must certainly count our blessings.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    I love it. I've seen arguements that it is a privately owned park and that it isn't. From what I have read it is. With that being the case the protesters need to allow them to clean it up. You have a right to protest but not on private property.

    Now, it says that once clean they are not going to be allowed to erect tents. Here is where it gets good. I'd make sure that Bloomberg knows that this is now in his lap. Find a solution to this problem NOW or we will be camping on the lawn of the Gracie Mansion.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How dare they! The nerve I believe its called "Occupy _____ " for a reason...
    Sooo...you are cool if someone came over, 'occupied' your moms house, refused to leave, and **** in her living room...right?

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Sooo...you are cool if someone came over, 'occupied' your moms house, refused to leave, and **** in her living room...right?
    My mothers house=a park?


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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    We certainly live in a crazy world. Wall St is responsible for a global economic catastrophe that has brought misery and economic turmoil to millions, but many Americans are more concerned about people camping out in a park.

    We must certainly count our blessings.
    No! Blame Moody's, Standard & Poors & Fitch. They are the jakes who rated junk paper as AAA. And that is why Wall Street clamored for it. The responsible parties at these ratings services should be in jail.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street protesters refuse to leave for park cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    My mothers house=a park?
    Both equal private property. That anarchy thing is a hoot, aint it?

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