the fact is, OWS had an organized protest outside of this event. Naomin Klein was part of this protest, which of course had no protest permit as OWS doesnt believe in protest permits.
if they indeed had a permit to protest at that street, at that time, on that day...then the NYPD acted illegally and the charges will be dropped.
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