Update: 1/2/12, Occupy protester who stabbed officer with scissors New Year's Eve has arrest record in California for narcotics, burglary, and parole violation: "Scissors-wielding OWS protester charged with felony assault on cop," NY Post, Italiano, Auer
"One officer was stabbed in the hand with a pair of scissors." Occupy protesters surrounded the ambulance carrying the officer to the hospital so it could not move.
1/1/12, "OWS mob in clash with cops," NY Post, Conley and Fagen
"Some 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters surrounded the ambulance as it tried to leave with the wounded officer, the source said.
The officer, who was not identified, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
Shortly before midnight OWS protesters took to Twitter to proclaim their assault on Zuccotti — from which they were booted by cops in November.
“Barricades being torn down at liberty [Zuccotti] park,” they wrote. “Happy new years!!”
They later tweeted: “Big crowd at liberty square. We have taken back the park.”
Some 100 cops initially responded to the scene, including mounted police to maintain crowd control.
At one point, some of the protestors surrounded the circle of cops, before reinforcements were called in.
Police in riot gear started to attempt to clear the park at about 1:30 a.m. today."
12/14/11, "In many places the homeless have joined the (Occupy) encampments. That is a beginning. But it’s not enough. To fully realize an ethic of inclusion, the poorest and most benighted Americans should become part of our protest movement."...(2nd parag.)
via RedState twitter column