Occupy Wall Street Diaspora Day, 12PM Update: Torahs Destroyed, Violence Against Media, a Court Order of Victory

As the diaspora of Occupy Wall Street continues to rage on in the wake of the protest’s late-night eviction from Zuccotti Park, new developments continue to emerge by the moment, both regarding last night’s police action and this morning’s protest action, as the group continues to shuttle around Lower Manhattan attempting to regroup and re-occupy.

Multiple outlets are now reporting that the Occupy Wall Street protesters were given a court order signed by a Manhattan judge allowing them to return to Zuccotti Park. Police are reportedly not allowing the protesters access to the park, still. The New York Observer has obtained a copy of the court order; it’s right here:

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The Observer‘s Ben Popper notes the tension on the barricade as protesters try to move in on the park:

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Elsewhere:

  • The Washington Post spoke this morning with one Michael Glazer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who told them that—in addition to the thousands of books—a Torah was also destroyed in the cleaning out of the protest.
  • During the raid on Zuccotti last night, journalists were completely denied access to the park; NY1’s Lindsey Christ told the New York Times that she saw a New York Post reporter thrown “in a choke-hold.” An NPR freelancer was also briefly detained by police.
  • We will continue to post daily updates on Occupy Wall Street throughout the day as the story continues to develop. Don’t forget to follow our OWS reporters who are live on the scene throughout the day:

    @HunterW
    @BenPopper
    @adrjeffries
    @Megan

    And continue to follow @NewYorkObserver for all aggregated updates as they come in.

    fkamer@observer.com | @weareyourfek

Comments

  1. What a pathetic temper tantrum, aided and abetted by a lifetime ACLU lawyer.

    1. Meryl801 says:

      That “lifetime ACLU lawyer” is upholding the constitution more than Bloomberg and the NYPD are. Terrible shame it’s proving to be such an inconvenience to you.

    2. Erik Henderson says:

      I commend you for including the work fool in your name.  It is nice to meet such an honest person.

    3. pseudonymous in nc says:

      Sad wingnut is sad.

  2. PrecisionMary says:

    The NYO is sensationalizing again using the Torah as a shill to peddle untruths.

    IF the Torah was damaged or destroyed I blame the rabbi who brought it there-it is under his jurisdiction.

  3. Ayoneman says:

    WHEN THE NY POLICE ARE FINISHED HERE IN EVICTING PROTESTERS ‘WITHOUT BLOODSHED’, THEY SHOULD THEN GO TO EGYPT< TUNISIALYBIA  ALSO CHINA AND TEACH THEIR POLICE HOW TO “PEACEFULLY” CLEAR THE PARKS, SQUARES OF THEIR PROTESTERS; SO WE STILL HAVE MUBAREK, GHADAFFI, ASSAD IN POWER>
    WHAT WE URGE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD IN THE WAY OF PROTESTS SHOULDBE TOLERATED IN THE GOOD US of A.
    A SHAME OF OUR HYPOCRESY.