NYC Clears ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Park

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Just after 1 a.m. this morning, New York City police cleared out the park that has been the center of the so-called Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan. According to the New York Times, the police arrested “dozens” of the more than 200 people who had been camped out in the Zuccotti Park overnight for the last two months.

The encampment has been the subject of much attention and much controversy since it began. In late October, Verona resident Tom Jung, who blogs at VeronaLiving, went to see what all the fuss was about. He went point by point through the criticisms that have been made of the protesters, and found that much of it was baseless. “…I found Zucotti Park to be a warm, high energy, safe place,” he wrote. “I encourage each of you to do your own research and make your own decisions.  And don’t listen to all that crap on TV. ”

You can read Jung’s full post here.

Protesters at Zuccotti Park in early October

 Photo by VideoPhotoholic via Flickr

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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