Police Suppression of Occupy Wall Street Movement Forces Activists to Adopt New Tactics and Strategy
Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City’s Indypendent Newspaper, The Occupied Wall Street Journal and The Occupied USA Today, conducted by Scott Harris
Just two days short of their second month anniversary, New York City police swept into lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, the original site of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement evicted activists, arrested 200 people committing non-violent civil disobedience -- and carted their tents and property away. A member of the City Council and journalists were reported to have been arrested during the raid. New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg justified the eviction, saying that health and safety conditions had become intolerable in the park, a statement disputed by Occupy activists. Bloomberg said protesters could return to the park, but without tents or tarps, an order upheld by a New York state Supreme Court judge.