Friday, October 14, 2011

"Occupy Wall Street protesters claim victory in Zuccotti Park standoff" (with streaming video)

GuardianUK with live streaming video from OccupyWallStreet:
Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated after plans to clean up the lower Manhattan park they have occupied for more than a month were cancelled at the last minute amid a tense standoff with police.

The announcement was made at around 6:20am on Friday, some 40 minutes before workers were scheduled to enter Zuccotti Park. Demonstrators who have camped close to Wall Street cheered as the news was announced and chanted: "The whole world is watching."

An estimated 4,000-strong crowd had descended on the park overnight to support the demonstration. New York police said they detained 14 people after the decision to postpone the closure. MORE...

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