Mayor Bloomberg Promises To Start Arresting More Occupy Wall Street Protesters
Mayor Bloomberg has been playing nice with Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park recently— especially since he narrowly avoided political suicide when the forced clearing and cleaning of Zuccotti was cancelled by Brookfield Properties. But Hizzoner doesn't want you to think he's getting soft: Bloomberg said this morning that the city would start cracking down on demonstrations much more: “We will start enforcing that more,” he said of rules requiring permits for marches and assemblies
While on the John Gambling radio show this morning, Bloomberg credited the protesters for “generally obeying the law” and being "peaceful," but noted he was concerned the continuing protests, which have lasted over a month now, were interfering with other New Yorkers’ rights to enjoy their property and the city: “We’ll eventually have to work something out here,” he said, though he didn't specify any more than that. He also said that he had spoken with a landlord whose tenants want to "cancel" their leases, because of proximity to Zuccotti Park.