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D.C. mayor insists on balance in ‘Occupy’ protests

WASHINGTON — A “delicate balance” between public order and the right to demonstrate has enabled Washington to accept the occupation of two downtown squares, even as other US cities crack down on protest camps, Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday. Asked why the US capital has not come down on the…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters return to park

New York police on Tuesday demolished the Manhattan camp of the anti-Wall Street protests in a surprise raid which threw the two-month-old movement into crisis. Despite launching a swift legal challenge to the dismantling of their tent camp in Zuccotti Park, a judge backed a ban on pitching tents in…

Judge rules against occupation of Zuccotti Park

The New York Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a temporary restraining order that barred New York City from evicting “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from Zuccotti Park. Tents and other structures will no longer be allowed in the park. Protesters will be permitted back into the park under restrictive circumstances. A…

Judge issues restraining order against Zuccotti Park evictions

After ordering the eviction of protesters from Zuccotti Park, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday explained that the park would temporarily remain closed due to a court order that restrained the city from closing the park. A ruling issued by Judge Lucy Billings in the hours after the…

Sheriff confirms ‘Occupy San Diego’ protesters forced to urinate, defecate in bus

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has acknowledged that “Occupy San Diego” protesters who were arrested in late October had no choice but to relieve themselves while detained in buses and vans. Police in riot gear arrested protesters at downtown encampments in Civic Center Plaza and Children’s Park on October…

Report: 27 Houston cops arrest six protesters for having tarp in park

Police in Houston on Tuesday night swarmed a small group of “Occupy” protesters and arrested them for possessing a tarp in a public park, according to area media. In all, a total of 27 police officers responded to the scene in 19 squad cars, according to the protesters. Police had…

NYCLU: ‘Occupy Rochester’ protesters arrested for breaking ‘unconstitutional ordinance’

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) called Monday on Rochester mayor Thomas Richards to immediately halt the enforcement of a city ordinance that is being used to restrict “Occupy Rochester” demonstrations in Washington Square Park. “The city’s crackdown on ‘Occupy Rochester’ demonstrations shows a disturbing disregard for the constitutionally…

‘(Un)Occupy Albuquerque’ gets new permit thanks to ACLU

The University of New Mexico on Tuesday renewed “(Un)Occupy Albuquerque’s” permit to protest at Yale Park after the American Civil Liberties Union intervened on behalf of the demonstrators. More than a dozen “(Un)Occupy Albuquerque” protesters were arrested last week when the university refused to issue them a new permit and…

‘Anonymous’ sends ‘get well’ video to Marine injured at ‘Occupy Oakland’

In a “get well” video directed at Scott Olsen, the Marine whose skull was fractured by a police projectile in Oakland on Tuesday night, the faceless hacktivst group “Anonymous” pledges to honor the soldier’s sacrifice and stand in solidarity with him. “Scott Olson, it has come to our attention that…

State senator worries ‘smelly hippies’ occupying Denver could attack police

Colorado state Sen. Greg Brophy blasted Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for failing to remove the “Occupy Denver” protesters who have been camping at the state Capitol since September 22. “When you have a failure of leadership bad things happen,” Brophy wrote in a column on a conservative blog. “The moment…

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