November 16th, 2011
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Wall street protesters evicted

occupy wall street Wall Street: New York State Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman upheld the eviction of the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters. The protestors would have to remove their lost a bid to overturn their eviction and the removal of tents and structures from a lower Manhattan park where they had been demonstrating 24 hours a day for eight weeks. They didn’t show “they have a First Amendment right to remain in Zuccotti Park along with their tents, structures, generators and other installations,” he said.

The ruling may complicate demonstrators’ plans to mark the two-month anniversary of the movement tomorrow with calls on its website to “shut down Wall Street” and “occupy the subways.” The protesters said they’ll seek to “confront Wall Street with the stories of people of the frontlines of economic injustice,” then gather at transit hubs at the start of the evening rush across the city’s five boroughs.

The New York police have been forcibly removing protestors who had been camping there to protest unemployment, income inequality and the financial industry.

The New York eviction may signal a turning point for the movement as municipal officials seek to curtail sister protests that have sprung up in cities including Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City and in other countries, including Australia where protesters were ordered today to remove their tents from a park in Melbourne’s city center.


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