Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tomorrow is deadline for OWS protestors to leave Zuccotti Park

Notice has been served to the Occupy Wall Street protestors at Zuccotti Park to clear out tomorrow.

What happens next is anyone’s guess. The police said they will make arrests if the park’s owners request them to.

The company that owns the private park where the demonstrators have camped out said it has become trashed and unsanitary. Brookfield Office Properties planned to begin a section-by-section power-washing of Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street, at 7 a.m.

"They're going to use the cleanup to get us out of here," said Justin Wedes, a 25-year-old part-time public high school science teacher from Brooklyn who was one of about 400 people in the park Thursday night. "It's a de facto eviction notice."

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Protesters say the only way they will leave is by force. Organizers sent out a mass email asking supporters to "defend the occupation from eviction." "We are doubling up on our determination to stay here as a result of this," said 26-year-old Sophie Mascia, a Queens resident who has been living in Zuccotti Park for three weeks and intends to sleep there Friday night. "I think this is only going to strengthen our movement."

Let’s see what tomorrow brings…                                                     

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