Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 29, 2011, 7:20 p.m. EST by SandyEnglish
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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.