From Cleaning To Eviction: Occupy Wall Street Battles For Liberty Plaza

Oct 13 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Politicususa has learned the New York Police Department plans to “evacuate” protesters tomorrow, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. For the background info see our earlier reporting.

avaaz.org has issued the following urgent appeal:

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York’s billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Let’s flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark — the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction–but only hours are left!

For information on how you can help go to avaaz.org’s site.  It has a list of the people to contact and the sort of things you can help keep #occupywallstreet alive.

The official Occupy Wall Street website has posted an urgent notice on their blog:

Tell Bloomberg: Don’t Foreclose the Occupation.

NEED MASS TURN-OUT: 6AM FRIDAY EVICTION DEFENSE
**SHOW UP AT MIDNIGHT**

This is an emergency situation. Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide.

Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening in cities across the world.

But last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests—tomorrow starting at 7am. “Cleaning” was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.

Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the “rules”.

Perhaps this is just a temporary measure.  However, I think there are reasons to be skeptical.


Image: Big Boyz Music

 

 

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