The bastards did it!
They cleared Zuccotti Park in a surprise move. No publicity this time, no time for the OWS to get organised.
“Protesters and police officers clashed in the streets of lower Manhattan this morning, hours after dozens of NYPD officers in riot gear entered Zuccotti Park to clear out the Occupy Wall Street headquarters.” – Newsday.com
“The area around the park was sealed off and journalists were prevented from entering. Some of the activists accused police of using excessive force and pepper spray.” – BBC News
Can’t have witnesses, they might tell the truth.
““After this we get bigger. There is no question we get bigger. This is our chance to be heard,” added Jennifer Sarja, 38, who had been bringing blankets and food to protesters staying in the park. “ – The Globe & Mail
“One protester at Foley Square, Nate Barchus, 23, said the eviction was likely to galvanize supporters, particularly because a series of gatherings had already been planned for Thursday, the protest’s two-month anniversary.
“This,” he said, referring to the early-morning sweep, “reminds everyone who was occupying exactly why they were occupying.”” – New York Times
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (arsehole) has made the biggest mistake in political history. He has fueled the OWS beyond their wildest hopes. If ever the 99% wanted more free publicity, they just got it. The best political publicity available… a politician being an arsehole!
The OWS will expand exponentially. Every New Yorker of the 99% variety should be descending on Zuccotti Park right now. They should flood the city, they should make it untenable for the 1% and Michael Bloomberg, they should make it bigger than the authorities can handle, bigger than the military can cope with.
This is their chance; the match has been struck.
This is the chance for OWS to be heard thundering throughout the land. And the 1% should be trembling with fear.