Tuesday, November 15, 2011


 Extra Muse
New York police have dismantled the
Occupy Wall Street camp
following a raid in the early hours
Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00 (06:00 GMT),
before police began removing tents and property.
Paul Krugman
is unable to respond until later today.
I will post update when he posts

November 15, 2011
From the lawyers for Occupy Wall Street
Yetta Kurland - 917-701-9590
Daniel Alterman - 917-945-2599
Gideon Orion Oliver - 646-263-3495
Margaret Kunstler - 917-331-8012

New York, NY: At around 6 AM on November 15, 2011, attorneys associated with the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild working as the Liberty Park Legal Working Group obtained a temporary restraining order against the City of New York, various City agencies, and Brookfield properties directing that occupiers be allowed back on the premises with their belongings.

Earlier, at approximately 1 AM, the NYPD began massing around Zuccotti Park "aka Liberty Park." In the following hours reports surfaced that the NYPD entered the park with police in riot gear backed up by numerous police vehicles, including a bulldozer, evicting occupiers. In the process they destroyed property and arrested dozens of occupiers and protestors including NYC Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez
and District Leader Paul Newell.

In the coming hours, days and weeks the LPLWG will pursue all legal options to enable the occupiers to continue to exercise their first amendment rights to speech and assembly for speech. Attorney Yetta Kurland, one of the attorneys from the LPLWG, said, "This is a victory for everyone who believes in the First Amendment. We will continue to fight for everyone's right to continue the occupation." In response to the injunction, Daniel Alterman, also an attorney with the LPLWG, stated that, "This is a victory for all Americans, for the constitution and for the 99%." Gideon Oliver, another attorney with the LPLWG reacted by saying, "The LPLWG has been fighting to ensure their right to free speech
from day one of the occupation.
The occupiers right to free speech is based in our most core legal principles and we will be here till the end to fight for those rights."

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