Well, actually, get out so we can clean it and maybe we let you back in. Fresh from being spared a protest in the billionaires march, Bloomberg is now serving his Wall Street buddies
who wrote a letter to the police demanding clean-up. The letter complains about packages arriving unscreened being a security risk as well, so obviously the clean-up is just the pretext.
Tabloids picked up on the love
but some naive protesters felt flattered by the visit (“he showed up without bodyguards). This is the big problem – the naivete.
reminds me of a protest after the stolen election 2000 in front of FOX studios. It was raining so Roger Ailes came into the crowd with coffee and umbrellas. Little catch: the umbrellas had the FOX logo on them so when hey opened, the protest became one big FOX poster.
As for Bloomberg’s coup, the other side is taking bets on how violent the damn hippies will get to the cleaners
I predict that the OWS protesters will cooperate peacefully with the city.
Right after the Cubs win the World Series.
I’ll take that bet. More on that on Friday.
Update: OWS Friday plans not as naive as I thought.
On Wednesday/Thursday, all campers/supporters should reach out to friends/family/anyone to donate or purchase brooms, mops, squeegees, dust pans, garbage bags, power washers and any other cleaning supplies to be collected at sanitation. The sanitation committee should move full-speed ahead on purchase of bins allocated by consensus at GA.After General Assembly on Thursday, we’ll have a full-camp cleanup session. Sanitation can coordinate, and anyone who is available will help with the massive community effort!
Then, Friday morning, we’ll awake and position ourselves with our brooms and mops in a human chain around the park, linked at the arms. If NYPD attempts to enter, we’ll peacefully/non-violently stand our ground and those who are willing will get arrested.
Afterwards, we’ll march with brooms and mops to Wall Street to do a massive #wallstcleanup march, where the real mess is!