Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited the site of the ongoing "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration in Lower Manhattan today and informed protesters that the private park where they are staying will be cleaned on Friday.If this park is private property why does Bloomberg have any say in this at all? The property owner should be the only one making the rules. If that was my park, it would be clean and the detritus that's built up there would be gone.
For more than four weeks, protesters have stayed in Zuccotti Park and denounced what they call big business' control over lawmakers and great economic inequality in the country.
In a statement, Deputy Mayor for Operations Cas Holloway said the cleaning will be done in stages and that demonstrators can return to the cleaned areas, so long as they follow rules set by Brookfield Properties, the owner of Zuccotti Park.
Holloway said Brookfield Properties expressed concern about its ability to keep Zuccotti Park clean because of the massive protest.
“The mayor is a strong believer in the First Amendment and believes that the protesters have a right to continue to protest. At the same time, the last three weeks have created unsanitary conditions and considerable wear and tear on the park," Holloway said in the statement. "This situation is not in the best interests of the protesters, residents or the City."
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A fire hose would probably be the best idea, but knowing Bloomberg he'll pussyfoot around: