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Forum Post: WSWS: New York City Mayor steps up harassment of Occupy Wall Street protesters

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 29, 2011, 7:20 p.m. EST by SandyEnglish (60)
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New York City Mayor steps up harassment of Occupy Wall Street protesters

The mayor sent 40 firefighters, accompanied by police, into the encampment on Friday to remove several canisters of gasoline and six electrical generators. Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show, “It came to our attention cans of gasoline and generators were in the park. These are fire hazards (and) against the law.”

“Our first concern is safety,” Bloomberg said, though few New Yorkers would be inclined to doubt that the mayor's first concern is to find a tactic that will allow him to break up the protest against his fellow Wall Street oligarchs.




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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

I think there's a pint of gas in my trunk sealed in on off those cheap 2 gallon red square bottles

I've got three gallons of gas in my car right now

[-] 1 points by Socrates469bc (608) from New York, NY 12 years ago

No Regulations for Wall St. But Tons of Billionaire Bloomberg's Regulations for Main St. 99%'ers http://occupywallst.org/forum/no-regulations-for-wall-st-but-tons-of-billionaire/


From CNN: On Friday, up to 40 firefighters removed the group's propane tanks and six generators, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. That left the demonstrators to battle the cold weather seeping through their tents, blankets and sleeping bags.

FALSE PRETEXT: "These are fire hazards (and) against the law," Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show Friday. "Our first concern is safety." Demonstrators described the removal as an attempt to restrict Internet use and make their lives more difficult as a cold front moves into the region.

Yep, the 1% Bloomberger regulates you, ""These are ... against the law," but Wall St. has fewer regulations.

Reality: Billionaire Bloomberg's first concern is to squelch and trod on the 99%. Governments have always used the pretext of "Public Safety" to subjugate the people. Government claims to know what is best for you. Don't you think you know better what is good for you?

Please Call Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg that you disagree with his false pretext to crush the 99%.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg City Hall New York, NY 10007 PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)

FAX (212) 312-0700

E-MAIL: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

[-] 1 points by thebeastchasingitstail (1912) 12 years ago

I don't think they actually had gasoline, I think they were using fuel made from cooking oil.