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Occupiers Shut Down Law & Order: SVU

Protesters weren't happy about Occupy-themed episode
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Occupiers Shut Down Law & Order: SVU
Activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement march to Zuccotti Park after joining a union rally in New York's Union Square Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – Occupy Law & Order: SVU? That was the agenda of a group of more than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters Friday, as they stormed a set for the TV show that was staged to look like their own Zuccotti Park encampment. "This is not us," said one. "We are not part of corporate TV America." The demonstrators managed to shut down production of the Occupy-themed episode, cheering when they learned the city had rescinded the film permit, the New York Daily News reports.

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"We made it so that they could not exploit us and that's awesome," said another protester. After the permit was revoked, there was a brief standoff between police and demonstrators, but the crowd was dispersed without incident. (Read more Law and Order stories.)

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