Occupy Wall Street is facing the threat of eviction from the city at the behest of Zuccotti Park owner Brookfield Properties, Inc. According to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, protestors will be able to return to the park and stay 24/7, but will not be allowed to bring back their camping equipment (sleeping bags, tarps etc…).
What we have is a de facto dispersion of occupiers at Zuccotti Park. As it stands now, the occupiers are cleaning the park in the hopes that Brookfield will allow them to stay. I doubt that will be the outcome as I’m sure the company is facing pressure from Bloomberg to prevent the park from being the protestors’ headquarters. Add to the fact that Bloomberg’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor, is on the Brookfield Board of Directors.
I urge as many people as possible to use the information below to exert pressure on Brookfield to allow occupiers to stay at Zuccotti Park. The welfare of a social movement should not be controlled by a corporation. This pressure can be in the form of emails, telephone calls and the highlighting of the company’s corporate ties both here and abroad.