Zuccotti Park is being cleared of protesters in the wake of a planned shutdown of Wall Street on Thursday (November 17, 2011). The following video is from Russia Today but the news coverage of this story is not being widely reported at this time.
Thursday marks the second month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street which started out as a “Day of Rage” program announced in early August. The response from the administration for this movement has been supportive but the president and Congress should have addressed the breakdown of the rule of law earlier. Their oath to Constitution clearly outlines their responsibility to protect the people from threats both “foreign and domestic”. Here is the oath for the House of Representatives:
“I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
We shall see in the near future if the plan outlined by Van Jones to destroy the country from the top down and bottom up is in play.
New York police have dismantled the Occupy Wall Street camp in Zuccotti Park and arrested more than 70 people following a raid in the early hours.
Protesters were ordered to leave at about 01:00 (06:00 GMT), before police began removing tents and property.
The New York camp was set up in September to protest against economic inequality – it inspired similar demonstrations around the world.
A camp in Oakland, California was cleared overnight on Monday.
Police in New York gave an announcement as their operation began, telling protesters: “The city has determined that the continued occupation of Zuccotti Park poses an increasing health and fire safety hazard.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office released a message on Twitter saying protesters should “temporarily leave and remove tents and tarps” but could return once the park was clear.
Leaflets were handed out telling occupants to “immediately remove all private property” and warning they would be arrested if they interfered with the operation.
Any belongings left behind would be put into storage, said the notice, and protesters would not be allowed to bring camping equipment back.