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New York City Police Plan to Shut Down Occupy Wall Street

Urgent -- tomorrow at 7 am, the New York City police plan to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Violence on Wall Street
Courtesy: Havana Times

(NEW YORK CITY) - The officials in charge of the public sector in the U.S. are siding with the 1% and Wall Street as actions against the Occupy Wall Street movement shift into high gear. The officials in cities all over the nation are assuming they can create and enforce petty laws in this broken country and protesters say the authorities are missing their chance to work with, rather than against, this movement that represents the vast majority of Americans.

The mainstream media is playing into the hands of Wall Street, and doing little in the way of fair coverage, and that includes the Portland, Oregon stations where many of my friends still work. It is unfortunate that the stories they are relaying have a negative tone toward the protests, but then like the police, and the government officials, they have secure employment and benefits and perhaps are missing the importance of showing this movement fairness.

Now we have been advised that the Wall Street protest in New York City will be closed down, and we wonder how far the police, funded in this city by a grant from J.P. Morgan, will go in their violence toward activists.

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York's billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Activists from the Avaaz Community state:

Let's flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark -- the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction--but only hours are left!

Call the Mayor and Brookfield Properties Here:

After calling, post a message about how the call went -- to help Avaaz count the number of calls made, and demonstrate the wave of worldwide support for the protesters.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/emergency_callin_to_stop_eviction/?vl

Suggestions for your call:

  • Say that you have a message for Brookfield CEO Richard Clark or NYC Mayor Bloomberg (depending on who you are calling)
  • Stop the eviction of Zuccotti Park
  • We have a constitutional right to protest.
  • This is one of the biggest shows of public outrage in decades and these people represent hundreds of thousands across the world who stand with the protesters and the movement for real democracy.
  • The protesters are cleaning up the park, keeping it clean and safe

http://www.avaaz.org/en/emergency_callin_to_stop_eviction/?vl

We can help make sure the thousands of protesters rights to freedom of speech and assembly are respected by calling Billionare Bloomberg and Brookfield. Forward to everyone!

Emma, Morgan, Maria Paz, Alice, Ben, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team

SOURCES:

Occupy Wall Street protesters fear eviction from park
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/13/occupy-wall-street-protesters-fear-eviction-from-park/

Update: Occupy Wall Street Responds to Bloomberg’s Cleaning ‘Eviction Notice’
http://www.observer.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-responds-to-bloombergs-eviction-notice/


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