Follow #OWS eviction on the Guardian's liveblog

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6 Responses to “Follow #OWS eviction on the Guardian's liveblog”

  1. Ceronomus says:

    A court has ruled this action illegal and now a restraining order against Bloomberg and the city has been put together.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/266582-order-re-liberty-park/

  2. ChurchTucker says:

    There’s a Ustream of protestors getting ready to re-occupy the park.

    http://www.ustream.tv/theother99

    Dude’s battery is getting low, though.

  3. Phil Fot says:

    When the ability to protest and demonstrate peacefully is curtailed, there are few alternatives. Unfortunately, most of them involve blood in the streets.

    • ChicagoD says:

      I don’t really understand why the NYPD did this, but that is silly hyperbole. They have been in that park for months. Over that time there have been occasional issues with the authorities, but the fact of the matter is they were able to set up a kitchen, a library etc. They absolutely were able to protest and demonstrate peacefully.

      • Phil Fot says:

        Yes, they _were_ able to protest and demonstrate. Though the actions by the authorities are intended to make that action harder and more prone to arrest.

        You can cry hyperbole all you want. That doesn’t change the situation.

  4. liquidstar says:

    The issue of “public health and safety” seems always to be used as a blanket term and means of gaining leverage for actions whose true motive has nothing to do with safety.  It is actually hard to think of any situation in the real world that doesn’t have some kind of risk associated with it;  just being alive is risky.  Hence this excuse always lends itself to those who need a “higher purpose” to legitimate their actions and silence opposition.  As a youngster in school I always perplexed by the fact that during the French revolution the body responsible for The Reign of Terror (16,000 to 40,000 put to death) was called  The Committee of Public Safety.  I understand this perfectly now.

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