WALL STREET (WABC) — Despite warnings to leave, protesters remain camped out at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s financial district.
The Occupy Wall Street protest enters its second week, as the owners of the park protest the protesters.
The demonstrators are protesting a financial system they call unjust, but they may have to find a new address soon.
The activists, protesting corporate corruption, may be getting an eviction notice. Demonstrators determined to “occupy Wall Street” have been camping out in Zuccotti Park for more than a week now
[The protest began on Sept. 17, 2011; dubbed "US Day of Rage". --Ed.]
The group made the park their base after the NYPD increased security around the stock exchange to prevent mass protests in the heart of the financial district.
The park is private property, and now the owners are trying to get the group to move on. Brookfield Office Properties says the swarm of protesters prevents the public from enjoying the space.
Flyers explain new rules for park use – no tarps, sleeping bags or personal property. The owners say they have the authority to eject people who do not comply with the new rules. [...]
Just to give you all an idea of the squalid condition of Zuccotti Park since the great unwashed mob invaded and subsequently occupied it, here are a few photos:
(NYDailyNews.com) –Cops said they began making arrests when the march strayed into the streets and blocked traffic, and protesters ignored their orders to stay on the sidewalks.
“Those arrested were engaged in disorderly conduct, namely impeding vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic, and in some instances resisting arrest, inciting to riot, obstructing governmental administration, and assaulting a police officer,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
The NYPD issued a warning.
“Protesters who engage in civil disobedience can expect to be arrested,” Browne said. “Those who resist arrest can expect some measure of force will used in making them.”
…ZERO respect for others, private property and the –law.
Don’t let that scene pull at your heart strings, because it isÃ‚Â — A BIG FAT LIE.
Meredith Jessup at The Blaze reports:
Our friend Robert and his woeful tale have quickly become darlings of the liberal blogosphere and the mainstream media (and Iran’s Tehran Times!).Ã‚Â Here he is in a picture posted at Buzzfeed — an image that perfectly captures him utilizing the biggest tool in the left-wing’s arsenal: the media.
According to the Daily Kos, Robert should be commended as “a patriot” for spelling out the reason people are protesting.Ã‚Â “If you can watch it without being affected, you are as heartless as Dick Cheney,” the site notes.
There’s just one problem: Robert Stephens’ story is (surprise!) completely bogus.
Phone inquiries into the county property records & taxpayer services office reveal that the Stephens family home is not and never has been in foreclosure, that property taxes had been paid in full this year and the remaining balance on their mortgage for the half-million dollar home is less than one year’s worth of tuition+fees at their son’s law school.
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Michelle Malkin links…thanks!