New York protesters vow to struggle on after eviction

By staff writers
November 16, 2011

Despite a court ruling today that the violent eviction of Occupy Wall Street was not unlawful, New York activists say they refuse to give up and will regroup.

The Supreme Court judgement forbids tents and structures to be set up in the Zuccotti Park area, but it has not outlawed protest. Some Occupiers have now got back into the park in single file, and say that plans are afoot for a new peaceful action.

The police are facing mounting criticism for the way they conducted the eviction, with a huge amount of filmed and photographic evidence available.

Many New Yorkers have welcomed the re-opening of the park, but the majority of them also sympathise with the message of Occupy Wall Street, feeling disillusioned with big business and the US political establishment.

The Occupy Wall Street movement has targeted greed, corruption and injustice in finance, business and the economy.

It has now gone global, with 86 countries and some 2,000 cities and towns subject to occupations on public spaces nearby, or adjacent to, financial institutions and banks.


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