Thursday, March 29, 2012

OWS Library Confiscated Yet Again by NYPD

Anyone who's walked through Union Square lately has seen the OWS set-up at the south end of the park.

Occupy Wall Street sets up in New York City's Union Square, March 2012.
image source: adam ebihara photography

Although not nearly as big (or as structured) as last year's encampment at Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street's presence in Union Square is still noticeable. It has definitely got the attention of law enforcement. Last week, the local authorities moved in to confiscate the latest reincarnation of OWS's library. Jason Boog covered the police action for GalleyCat (see below).

GalleyCat * March 22, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Library Confiscated in Union Square

By Jason Boog

Earlier this week, the Occupy Wall Street librarians posted a picture of the newly rebuilt Occupy Wall Street Library in New York City's Union Square Park. By the end of the day, police had cleared out most of the library - leaving behind the books in the picture (embedded above).

Below, we've created a chronological collection of tweets from the activists showing what happened to the library. The librarians tweeted a new chant today: "People got sold out, books got thrown out!"

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Occupy Wall Street Library in Union Square

Last night the Occupy Wall Street Library was rebuilt in Union Square, but it was soon cleared away by police officers.
Once again the #NYPD has destroyed The People's Library. Here is what is left from last night #UnionSq

  1. Got to #UnionSq to find one of our @OWSLibrary peeps arrested & the books, bins & supplies we brought yesterday taken by the #NYPD

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