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‘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…

GOP presidential candidate Buddy Roemer: Bloomberg on the wrong side of history

Long-shot Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer blasted New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “The mayor of New York City is standing on the wrong side of history. His actions in the midnight hours against…

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…

Dem: ‘Occupy Wall St.’ eviction raises ‘serious civil liberties questions’

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has issued a statement condemning the actions of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Police Department in their eviction of “Occupy Wall Street” on Tuesday morning. “The City’s actions to shut down OWS last night raise a number of serious civil liberties…

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…

Watch: NYPD’s early morning raid on ‘Occupy Wall St.’

Video has emerged of New York City police preparing their raid, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said was necessary to protect protesters, into Zuccotti Park to crackdown early Tuesday morning on ‘Occupy Wall Street’s’ sleeping bags and tents. Police reportedly came at around 1 AM and cordoned off the park, ordering…

‘Occupy’ protesters hope to shut down Wall Street with street carnival

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Protesters hope to shut down Wall Street on Thursday by holding a street carnival to mark the two-month anniversary of their campaign against economic inequality. Protest organizers acknowledged that the “day of action” they have planned could be the group’s most provocative most yet, and could…

Security comes under scrutiny at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

NEW YORK — After a sexual assault at the crowded tent camp set up by Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York, security issues are starting to overshadow the more idealistic concerns of the activists. Ironically, the intense police presence deployed to keep the protestors under control does not extend…

Occupy Wall Street beset by rumors of police crackdown

By Sebastian Smith NEW YORK — Fears of a possible police crackdown spread Friday through New York’s Occupy Wall Street camp in the wake of violent clashes between police and protesters in California. The camp that popped up in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park seven weeks ago, inspiring similar anti-Wall Street demonstrations…

Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ anger is misplaced

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg repeated a common Republican talking point on Tuesday, claiming the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters should be upset with the government rather than with Wall Street. “I hear your complaints,” he said at an Association for a Better New York breakfast meeting. “Some of them…

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