Update: Protesters emboldened by Bloomberg backing down block streets Friday morning in downtown Manhattan, police unable to control violent mobs, NY Post
- 10/14/11, "Protesters march on Wall St. after park cleanup postponed, get into scuffle with cops," NY Post, Rosario, Gold
10/14/11, "Occupy Wall Street: Plan to clean protest park delayed," BBC
"Plans to clean a New York park occupied by anti-Wall Street demonstrators have been postponed by its owners.
Occupy Wall Street protesters had said the plan to clean Zuccotti Park on Friday was an attempt at eviction.
There were fears of a showdown with owners Brookfield and police, as more protesters streamed into the park.
Hundreds of people have camped in the park for four weeks, with more protests against corporate greed spreading to other parts of the US.
The office of New York deputy mayor Cas Holloway released a statement saying: "Late last night, we received notice from the owners of Zuccotti Park - Brookfield Properties - that they are postponing their scheduled cleaning of the park, and for the time being withdrawing their request from earlier in the week
- for police assistance during their cleaning operation."...
Protest organisers had sent an email to supporters on Thursday asking them to join the group at 06:00 EDT (10:00 GMT) on Friday to "defend the occupation from eviction"....
- Representatives of Brookfield Properties, which owns the park, distributed its notice on Thursday. Some were escorted by police.
The park regulations existed before the protests began but have not been enforced.
They include a prohibition on lying down on the ground or on benches, using sleeping bags or tarps, or the storage of personal property.
New York City councillors joined protesters at a news conference on Thursday evening, calling the effort to move the protesters a "ruse" backed by Mr Bloomberg....
"This is the cleanest protest I've ever witnessed," Emilio Montilla, a now-unemployed teacher's assistant, told the Associated Press news agency. "We take care of ourselves. We're self-sufficient."
There have been some flashpoints between police and protesters in recent weeks, with hundreds of people arrested on 1 October during a march over the Brooklyn Bridge.
As the number of protesters sleeping in the park has grown, the occupation has shown signs of permanence.
Food stalls have sprung up, as well as an infirmary and even a library.
But protesters have no toilet facilities of their own and depend on local restaurants near the park. There have also been reports of locals complaining about demonstrators urinating and defecating in the streets.
Earlier this week, Mr Bloomberg said protesters would not be evicted from the park unless they broke the law."
NYC protesters, 10/13/11, Reuters from UK Daily Mail, 10/14/11, "'Hell no! We won't go!' Bloomberg backs down over dawn 'eviction' of Wall Street camp after mob storms his restaurant," Pictures of police forced to wrestle with violent protesters
Billionaire Soros, Millionaire Obama, the billionaire bankers to whom he answers, and the 'protesters' all know the voiceless middle class will be paying millions in police overtime. ed
photo from original Lord of the Flies movie in which a group of normal boys turned into savages. photo, LordoftheFlies.org