NYC Occupy Wall Street protest now homeless
NEW YORK, NY (NBC33) — New York City Police moved into Zuccotti Park in New York early Tuesday morning for a surprise raid of the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Today, a Judge ruled against the protestors’ demands to go back, saying that those who cleared out cannot go back with tents, tarps, generators and camping equipment.
Early Tuesday morning officers in riot gear, telling protestors they had to pack up, and move out. Reports say roughly 100 protestors have been taken into custody for refusing to leave the area. They also say several people were injured and had to be taken to hospitals.
Today Judge Michael D. Stallman ruled in favor of the city. In court papers, the city argued that letting the park go back to the way it was, with people camping overnight in elaborate tents, would create "unsafe and unsanitary conditions" and "substantial threat to public safety."
Before moving in to sweep the park, police handed out letters to protesters ordering them to temporarily evacuate; campers were ordered to remove all their tents.
Any tents, sleeping bags or other items left behind in the park would be brought to a sanitation garage, the letter said. The garage was briefly open for people to claim possessions Tuesday, but closed down in the morning.