Protesters Gather Again Near Zuccotti Park

Police, demonstrators await judge's ruling on legality of eviction
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2011 3:11 PM CST
A demonstrator yells at a New York City police officer outside Zuccotti Park Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – Marchers were clogging the streets around empty Zuccotti Park this afternoon, awaiting a judge's decision on whether they can return after this morning's raid. Some other developments from DNA Info, the New York Times, and the AP:

  • More protests: Minor clashes were reported throughout the day as demonstrators marched through lower Manhattan. At one point, protesters tried to take over a lot at Canal Street, but police cleared them out. Most seemed to head toward the closed Zuccotti Park again.

  • Bloomberg defends raid: “New York City is the city where you can come and express yourself," said the mayor. "What was happening in Zuccotti Park was not that.” Protesters made it "unavailable to anyone else," and health and safety conditions became "intolerable."
  • Protester's response: “This reminds everyone who was occupying exactly why they were occupying.”
  • Journalists arrested: At least a half-dozen journalists were among the 200 or so arrested in the overnight raid and subsequent protests today.

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