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UPDATED: This morning the city announced they will be postponing the cleaning. The protesters have won a small victory. More at Gothamist.
Take action now! Occupy Wall Street has issued an EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION in order to stop the city of New York from evicted the protesters from Zuccotti Park under the premise of “cleaning” the park area.
The protesters explain that:
“Cleaning” was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.
Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the “rules”. These rules include, “no tarps or sleeping bags” and “no lying down.”
So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good.
Read their plea here.
What can you do?
1) Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS. If you are calling from outside NY use this number 212-NEW-YORK.
2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction.
Also, you can sign MoveOn.org’s petition that they intend to deliver to Mayor Bloomberg.