It was inevitable that the company that owns Zuccotti Park, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would come to regret the hospitality they’ve shown to the Occupy Wall Street crowd. They now believe they own the park, and the taxpayers of New York should foot the bill for their occupation.
News broke that they will be temporarily evicted from the park, or at least parts of it, for cleaning. But when they come back, they won’t be able to bring their tents, mattresses, tarps and trash. That’s not going over very well. They’re demanding port-o-potties and dumpsters.
In response to the new regulations, Occupy Wall Street called for supporters to come to Zuccotti Park at 6 a.m. on Friday to “defend the occupation from eviction.” In a statement on their website, the group also encouraged supporters to call 311 and demand that the mayor “support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS.”
That statement also went on to say that if Mayor Michael Bloomberg really cared about sanitation at the park, “he should support the installation of portopans and dumpsters.”
Um, it’s a public park, not a campground. But, hey why not demand that the taxpayers build them homes, while they’re at it?
Update: From the Desk of Lady Liberty linked – thanks!