Zuccotti Park Evacuation: NYPD Orders Occupy Wall Street Protesters To Temporarily Evacuate Park [LATEST UPDATES]. huffpo, 15.11.11.
OWS Press Team: ‘You Cannot Evict An Idea Whose Time Has Come’
Occupy Wall Street’s PR team just blasted out an email calling on supporters — who are cut off from accessing Zuccotti Park right now — to fall back to Foley Square, just north of New York’s City Hall. They also sent out a fairly lengthy statement about the city’s sudden move:
This moment is nothing short of America rediscovering the strength we hold when we come together as citizens to take action to address crises that impact us all.
Such a movement cannot be evicted. Some politicians may physically remove us from public spaces — our spaces — and, physically, they may succeed. But we are engaged in a battle over ideas. Our idea is that our political structures should serve us, the people — all of us, not just those who have amassed great wealth and power. We believe that is a highly popular idea, and that is why so many people have come so quickly to identify with Occupy Wall Street and the 99% movement.
You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.
and a second police raid of Occupy Oakland 4am, 14.11.11.