City Council Members Condemn Occupy Wall Street Eviction

Late Monday night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg instructed NYPD officers to evict Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from their encampment at Zuccotti Park.

Police dressed in riot gear raided the protest in around 2 am Tuesday morning, forcibly removing protesters and volunteers and destroying their personal property.

Hours later, the National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to the park. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.

At a morning news conference at City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city knew about the court order but had not seen it and would go to court to fight it. He said the city wants to protect people’s rights, but if a choice must be made, it will protect public safety.

Since that time, 11 members of the New York City Council issued the below written statement condemning the actions of Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD.

The statement acknowledges that the violence perpetrated against the protesters will only fuel the fire for change, and that all 11 of the signers will join in the massive march and national action planned for November 17th.

NYC Council condemns OWS eviction

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Image Credit: Occupy Austin

Photo of letter via Occupy Marines


Jim Gayden
Jim Gayden4 years ago
Number 22. The New World Order is relevant to who the rich are mostly affiliated with. From what I gather they basically have no specific political party. They basically have agendas which democratic politics doesn't really encompass.

Jim Gayden
Jim Gayden4 years ago

David Rockefeller uses both major political parties to divide the nation while he and others gain more control.

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Jim Gayden
Jim Gayden4 years ago

"The associations between Wall Street and the Left , of which Mike Straight is a fair example, are really survivals of the associations between the Morgan Bank and the Left. To Morgan all political parties were simply organizations to be used, and the firm always was careful to keep a foot in all camps." Here is an example of how the super rich view their political affiliations. So, apparently it doesn't matter how they lable themselves. What is important however are the principles upon which the party itself stands. Morgans infiltration of the Democratic party should by no means be a true representation of the interests of the Democratic party, or the concepts for which they stand. And I am quite sure that most of the super rich have very similar attitudes.

Robert H.
Robert H.4 years ago

james c states:
"In fact, most of the richest people on Wall Street are Democrats, Obama's party."

Please site your source for this "fact", as you call it

Toby Seiler
Toby S.4 years ago

To those that say "thanks" or "thanks for the article" so you get credits, please make some reasoned response. Put your feelings and education or experience on the line please.

If you want credits, I've already asked Care2 if I can we can give them to others so they can apply them...but I get no response. Join me in asking that credits be transferable to other members and if your participating in discussions, you can have mine.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Tim Cheung
Tim C.4 years ago


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gary leigh4 years ago


Gary S.
Gary S.4 years ago

Wonder if Bloomberg will try to run for President. Don't think it will fly. Republicans don't like his anti gun stance and Dems don't like his pro business stance.

Toby Seiler
Toby S.4 years ago

James, I don't know much about Warren Buffett to make that assessment. I don't know of any instances that Warren Buffet has turned the NYPD (or any other police force) loose in the middle of the night to throw out protesters from a park and destroy their property. If Mr. Buffet was to do that, I would be critical of his actions too. Thanks for asking.