Flash: Occupy Evictions

Breaking News:

Occupy Camps around the world have faced evictions today. The list so far:

 

Occupy Wall St, New York

*An injunction against the Eviction of OWS has been served by a NY Judge. A copy of the injunction has been posted by the NY Times here.

Occupy protesters hold up copies of court order against eviction of Zuccotti Park.

Occupy protesters hold up copies of court order against eviction of Zuccotti Park. Photograph: Justin Elliott

*Michael Bloomberg made what appeared to be a surprising statement this morning, saying that the Occupy protesters’ First Amendment rights were “not absolute”, and were trumped by the health and safety concerns of the occupation of Zuccotti Park.

From Occupy Wall St.org

Updates

  • 6:05 a.m. Liberty Square has been cleared. General assembly under way at Foley Square.
  • 3:36 a.m. Kitchen tent reported teargassed. Police moving in with zip cuffs.
  • 3:33 a.m. Bulldozers moving in
  • 3:16 a.m. Occupiers linking arms around riot police
  • 3:15 a.m. NYPD destroying personal items. Occupiers prevented from leaving with their possessions.
  • 3:13 a.m. NYPD deploying sound cannon
  • 3:08 a.m. heard on livestream: “they’re bringing in the hoses.”
  • 3:05 a.m. NYPD cutting down trees in Liberty Square
  • 2:55 a.m. NYC council-member Ydanis Rodríguez arrested and bleeding from head.
  • 2:44 a.m. Defiant occupiers barricaded Liberty Square kitchen
  • 2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.
  • 2:42 a.m. Brooklyn Bridge confirmed closed
  • 2:38 a.m. 400-500 marching north to Foley Square
  • 2:32 a.m. All subways but R shut down
  • 2:29 a.m. Press helicopters evicted from airspace. NYTimes reporter arrested.
  • 2:22 a.m. Frontpage coverage from New York Times
  • 2:15 a.m. Occupiers who have been dispersed are regrouping at Foley Square
  • 2:10 a.m. Press barred from entering Liberty Square
  • 2:07 a.m. Pepper spray deployed — reports of at least one reporter sprayed
  • 2:03 a.m. Massive Police Presence at Canal and Broadway
  • 1:43 a.m. Helicopters overhead.
  • 1:38 a.m. Unconfirmed reports of snipers on rooftops.
  • 1:34 a.m. CBS News Helicopter Livestream
  • 1:27 a.m. Unconfirmed reports that police are planning to sweep everyone.
  • 1:20 a.m. Subway stops are closed.
  • 1:20 a.m. Brooklyn bridge is closed.
  • 1:20 a.m. Occupiers chanting “This is what a police state looks like.”
  • 1:20 a.m. Police are in riot gear.
  • 1:20 a.m. Police are bringing in bulldozers.

Occupy Oakland, California

Occupy Toronto

Occupy Portland, Oregon

Occupy London, England

Occupy Zurich, Switzerland

Occupy Halifax, Nova Scotia

The number of affected camps continues to grow, WATO99 will be your primary source for updates.

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