The Occupy Wall Street movement has endured six months of protests against economic disparity, financial greed, and a lack of concern for America’s underprivileged citizens.
On St. Patrick’s Day, the movement celebrated its 6-month anniversary in Zuccotti Park, which is where the first Occupy protests began. Many Occupiers recognized their 6-month anniversary protests as “Spring Training” for what they hope will be a resurgence of strengthened protests as the weather gets warmer.
Nearly 73 protestors were arrested on their St. Patrick’s Day protests last Saturday.
According to the NY Daily News, Occupy protestors attempted to take control of New York’s Union Square Park but were moved out when NYPD law enforcement announced that anyone within the park after midnight would be arrested.
Nearly 300 protestors were occupying the park before the NYPD barricaded the entrance and arrested one protestor.
The justification authorities offered is that no one can sit or lie down in the park if the number of protestors exceed 25. After having been forced out of the park, protestors demonstrated their compassion for law enforcement chanting:
“We are here for you too! We know what it’s like to work and not have enough to eat. We don’t want to fight you!”
One protestor named Amanda DeRoller, 22, expressed her discontent with the eviction, telling reporters:
“I’m overwhelmed. I don’t understand why we can’t be here. Usually the park is open 24 hours. Now they want us out, because Bloomberg says so. It makes no sense.”
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