City Council Members’ Letter to Bloomberg Regarding Zuccotti Park ‘Eviction’

This afternoon, thirteen members of New York city council signed a letter urging Mayor Bloomberg to let the Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to sleep in Zuccotti Park, calling the prohibition of sleeping bag and gear “an eviction notice and potentially an unconstitutional closing of a forum to silence free speech.” Here is the letter, which was later read during a press conference outside the HSBC Building across the street from where the OWS has currently set up camp.

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An earlier version of the letter can be found here. The names signed (which continue on the back of the page) include City Council members Letitia James, Daniel Dromm, Brad Lander, Jimmy Van Bramer, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Stephen Levin, Annabel Palma, Gale Brewer, Rosie Mendez, Daniel Garodnick, Mathieu Eugene, Jumaane Williams, and James Sanders Jr.