Published Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 10:36 AM
Early this morning, “let’s-play-revolutionary-poseur!” festivities ended, at least temporarily — i.e., until the Anti-Christian Litigation Unit (aka “ACLU”) tries to use the legal system to stop the process — for Occuparasites who have been trashing public property (aka Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan) for the last approximately two months.
As the New York Post reports:
The NYPD arrested 200 protesters as they moved in on Zuccotti Park early this morning and cleared out the thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had taken over the space for nearly two months.
Mayor Bloomberg, who called the decision to boot the protesters “mine and mine alone,” said protesters would be allowed back into the Lower Manhattan park but not with their tents and sleeping bags.
Later in the article, the Post added:
Bloomberg said this morning that the nearly two-month-old shantytown in the city’s bustling downtown had become a haven for criminals and a safety hazard.
“Unfortunately, the park was becoming a place where people came not to protest, but rather to break laws, and in some cases, to harm others,”Bloomberg said.
Early this morning, the Post also published an editorial called “Time’s Up, Children,” which included:
And, a possible subway shutdown notwithstanding, the demonstrators overweening disregard for their neighbors — residential and commercial alike — simply could no longer be tolerated.
Public urination and defecation was a public-health problem from the beginning.
All-night drumming, disruption of local business and sporadic forays out of the park to shut down traffic and such were a 24/7 presence.
Then came the crime.
Reports of rape, sexual abuse and garden-variety assault were fixtures.
Drug-dealing, common theft and fistfights between demonstrators were commonplace, too.
The editorial also contained this important point about the limits of freedom of speech: “But the fact is that no right — the First Amendment included — is absolute. The ‘occupiers’ of Zuccotti Park and their counterparts elsewhere have had plenty of opportunity to get their points across.”
With little to do at the present moment to satisfy their revolution poseurdom perhaps the Occuparasites – lack of acting, singing, dancing talent be darned! – can re-enact numbers from the second act of Les Misérables? (New York Jewish Culture Examiner is open to reader suggestions…)
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