Occupy Wall Street vows to resist NYPD’s efforts to clear park for cleaning tomorrow

posted at 7:10 pm on October 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

Conn Carroll wonders whether this means the end of OWS. Unlikely. Having now experienced the hivemind awesomeness of the “human microphone,” the media’s not about to let the left’s Leaders of Tomorrow quit.

Protesters with the Occupy Wall Street movement threatened on Thursday to block any efforts by clean-up crews to enter their camp to clear away three-weeks worth of debris, raising concern about a potential showdown between demonstrators and police…

Owners of the park notified protesters that once each section was reopened after about four hours for clean up, rules would be enforced against camping and/or the erection of tents and other structures, lying down on the ground or benches, placing tarps or sleeping bags on the ground, storage of personal property.

Occupy Wall Street pledged to resist any effort by cleaning crews or police to enter the park, asking protesters to create a human chain around the area to “peacefully/non-violently stand our ground,” according to a post on its Facebook page.

It’s not just a clean-up, in other words. The landlord’s telling them they can’t stay overnight anymore. Said one OWSer, very much off-message, “I’m worried there is going to be a riot.” Said another, “There’s a lot of stuff we wouldn’t have to clean up if the city provided basic human rights, like a Port-A-Potty.” Good point. Think how much cleaner the park would be right now if the city had provided the basic human right of building a hotel for them on the site where they could stay free of charge.

Their new strategy is to clean the commune themselves this afternoon to deny the NYPD any reason tomorrow to push them out and for MoveOn to push a petition calling on Bloomberg to back down. That’s not going to work, though, and they know it, so here’s an excerpt from what’s circulating among protesters tonight:

Tell Bloomberg: Don’t Foreclose the Occupation.
Join us at 6AM FRIDAY for non-violent eviction defense…

PLEASE TAKE ACTION:

1) Call 311 and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to
not interfere with #OWS. If you are calling from outside NY use this
number 212-NEW-YORK.

2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction.

I’m sure the resistance will be peaceful, notwithstanding the hair-raising threats that have crept into the rhetoric of some OWS sympathizers online. (“There are images circulating of senior executives being decapitated, images of blood. Artists are releasing images of banks on fire.”) After two and a half years of liberal pants-wetting about the tea party, the universe simply couldn’t withstand the cosmic irony of their first big grassroots gathering devolving into mob violence. If it happens, the sun might blink out from the force of the hypocrisy.

Anyway, three different reactions to watch tomorrow. First: The protesters’. Part of their problem is that they are, in fact, squatting on private property, and not even the mainstream left wants to set a new rule in which it’s okay for people to do that. (If they do, it’ll be used against them later, rest assured.) They’d be on firmer ground legally if they decamped to a public park. Which, maybe, is what they’ll do. Second: The NYPD’s. If they get heavy-handed with the protesters, it’ll generate sympathy for them and embolden the movement, which means the problem will get worse, not better. If they use a light touch, I think New Yorkers will side with them. The force is generally well respected here, especially after 9/11, and plenty of locals downtown seem to be fed up with having Woodstock suddenly spring up two blocks from Ground Zero. And the disruptions are only going to get worse. Apparently, the protesters are planning to throw their own little party in Times Square at 5 p.m. on Saturday and then to “occupy the subway” later at 6:30. Take it from me — New Yorkers may lean left, but they hate being inconvenienced. The more inconvenienced they are, the more they’ll support the city going forward. Third: The Democrats’. If this does turn into a cops vs. protesters clusterfark, the 1968 flashbacks will be so vivid that Obama will need bed rest. According to a new poll from National Journal, Democratic insiders are already almost evenly split on whether the party should ally itself with the movement. If the optics tomorrow are bad, that split won’t be even for long.

Via Ace and Verum Serum, here’s Chris Matthews from last Friday talking about “radical solutions” to economic problems and citing the Revolutionary War as inspiration. In an alternate reality, delivering a message like that in the context of growing protests would qualify as irresponsible, but luckily Matthews is a liberal so everything’s cool.

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I was thinking Barney the Dinosaur’s theme song. Over and over and over…

Wethal on October 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM You think that’s bad try Caillou. What an insipid song and a whiny little brat. Kinda reminds me of these whiners.

sandee on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

There apparently is a “cadre” making suits of armor out of newspapers and ducktape in preparation for tomorrows “stand”.

The only protest to be ended by the simple gesture of lighting a match.

God, I hope someone takes pictures of these idiots in their paper-mache armor.

englishqueen01 on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

“There’s a lot of stuff we wouldn’t have to clean up if the city provided basic human rights, like a Port-A-Potty.”

Hey, an idea: there are toilets free-for-use in jail cells! I think there might even be bunks with blankets! And maybe a shower once a week down the hall!

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Didn’t the DVD for “the Undefeated” come out recently?

malclave on October 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I only wanted them to leave, not commit suicide.//

canditaylor68 on October 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

A few well placed loud speakers with Bush’s speeches playing 24/7 should do the trick.

canditaylor68 on October 13, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I was thinking Barney the Dinosaur’s theme song. Over and over and over…

Or, really test their resolve. Play the DVD of The One’s speeches that he gave to the Queen.

IndieDogg on October 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

They are BURNING CARS now.

Washington Nearsider on October 13, 2011 at 7:44 PM

C’mon, that story’s out of Eugene, OR. They’ve been vandalizing SUVs around there for ten or more years now.

listens2glenn on October 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

ducktape in preparation for tomorrows “stand”.

The only protest to be ended by the simple gesture of lighting a match.

God, I hope someone takes pictures of these idiots in their paper-mache armor.

englishqueen01 on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I guess that makes them paper tigers…

sandee on October 13, 2011 at 7:56 PM

“I smell you ! The whole world smells you ! Now GTFout !!”

pambi on October 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM

…through the OWS crowd today.

There apparently is a “cadre” making suits of armor out of newspapers and ducktape in preparation for tomorrows “stand”.

Jason Coleman on October 13, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Apparently, they have not yet factored in the presence of water hoses.

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Be suspicious when the word “occupation” is used by someone who lacks one.

calbear

A+

beachgirlusa on October 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Hey, “Keebs” You were apparently too dumb to comprehend my question. GG

BrianVII on October 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Dear Michele Obama.
Is popcorn an acceptable breakfast food? Could you let me know by 6: am?

katy the mean old lady on October 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM

There apparently is a “cadre” making suits of armor out of newspapers and ducktape in preparation for tomorrows “stand”.

The only protest to be ended by the simple gesture of lighting a match.

God, I hope someone takes pictures of these idiots in their paper-mache armor.

englishqueen01 on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

That shaking you feel is not a result of an earthquake.

It is the earth’s axis shifting as a result of Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin, and Pol Pot spinning in their graves.

Lily on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

DirtBaggers
ted c on October 13, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Perfect.

DirtBaggers, DirtBaggers, Dirtbaggers!

Lovin it. :-)

IrishEi on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Time for a great riot!

BillCarson on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Rudy never would have allowed this.

ctmom on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

The obamaville signs is classic

Maybe we can start a response

Pov. Project Obama ville

audiotom on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Let the OWS meet those great socialogical equalizers: Typhoid Dysentery, and Typhus.

kurtzz3 on October 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM

The Dirtbags of Obamaville

I smell a documentary.

IrishEi on October 13, 2011 at 8:02 PM

A few well placed loud speakers with Bush’s speeches playing 24/7 should do the trick.

canditaylor68 on October 13, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Hey, that’s pretty good!

: )

listens2glenn on October 13, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I suggest INDIAN LOVE CALL on loudspeakers.

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Pov. Project Obama ville

audiotom on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Hmmm. Now that sounds “Shovel Ready”.

alohapundit on October 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM

The cops should go in with cell phone jammers, whack the crap out of these tools and drag them whining and crying to the pokey, then kick them out of the city once the pot wears off.

StompUDead on October 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Looks like the protestors finally wore out their welcome.

theflyonthewall on October 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Call me pessimistic, but I don’t see this turning peaceful.

vcferlita on October 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Rudy never would have allowed this.

ctmom on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Nope, he surely would not have.

We could probably have some fun speculating as to what Rudy would have done.

listens2glenn on October 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, what could go wrong?

Buy Danish on October 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Mayor Hickenlooper here in Denver has told the dozens of tools “occupying” the capital they aren’t going to be allowed to camp out over night. I hope he follows through and kicks those twits out of the park. This could get interesting.

jawkneemusic on October 13, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Is Hick Mayor and Governor now?

Trivial claim to fame: I was at that guy’s wedding.

Missy on October 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Still can’t get a good answer to this:

Why, exactly, does the Democrat Party want to ally itself with protests against capitalism?

“Obama and Democrats Back Socialist Movement”

Is that really a good headline? Axelrod? You wanna chime in, here?

IndieDogg on October 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM

It is a good headline because “Socialist” rolls off the tongue much more nicely than “Marxist” or “Commie.”

SagebrushPuppet on October 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I believe this human trash adequately represents and epitomizes the Party of the Democrats.

rplat on October 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Filthy creatures.

CW on October 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

AP?

Just curious on what you are seeing on the grounds; do you think these folks will clear the area? If not, then what/where/how?

Key West Reader on October 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Dear Michele Obama.
Is popcorn an acceptable breakfast food? Could you let me know by 6: am?

Actually, historically, popcorn was a breakfast food treated like a breakfast cereal a la puffed rice or puffed wheat.

englishqueen01 on October 13, 2011 at 8:12 PM

We could probably have some fun speculating as to what Rudy would have done.

listens2glenn on October 13, 2011 at 8:07 PM

He was on Hannity this afternoon talking about it. He said he’d have given them a very short permit to demonstrate, like four hours.

Not sure what he would have done if they continued to protest beyond the permit – if he talked about that, I missed it.

Missy on October 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Someone needs to make a video game of this operation.

Bishop on October 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Fleabaggers

txmomof6 on October 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM

The usual suspects:

http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/44289

davidk on October 13, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Priceless

alohapundit on October 13, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Holy crap that IS priceless!

bernzright777 on October 13, 2011 at 8:15 PM

I don’t see the problem. Haul away the trash and then hose the place down.

huckleberryfriend on October 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM

OT!!!!

Everyone go to Drudge. Now.

Matt has a brilliant photo arrangement!

DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!

BobMbx on October 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

LOL. Awesome.

IrishEi on October 13, 2011 at 8:17 PM

NYC asked the Japanese crews who cleaned up the blasted nuclear reactors to come and do the park too, but they refused saying it was too hazardous to their health.

Bishop on October 13, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Thank you Caper29. That’s exactly what I was looking for!

BrianVII on October 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM

AP, you have to screenshot Drudge, sweet hibbity jibbity.

Bishop on October 13, 2011 at 8:20 PM

watch it with those water cannons- angry wet anarchist hipsters and emo brats smell worse than angry wet hippies. wet hemp is no laughing matter and it destroys the foam on one’s soy latte.

all yr private properties iz ourz! LOL!

mittens on October 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM

They will all freak if their iPhones and iPads get wet. Imagine the wailing and the raaaaage….

Missy on October 13, 2011 at 8:25 PM

There apparently is a “cadre” making suits of armor out of newspapers and ducktape in preparation for tomorrows “stand”.

They’ve been watching too many movies.

Oldnuke on October 13, 2011 at 8:28 PM

“This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.”

And this is a water cannon, not a squirt gun.

flyfisher on October 13, 2011 at 8:28 PM

I’m from a three generations of NYPD family. This movement will end if they land on the wrong side of the law in NYC.

Hening on October 13, 2011 at 8:29 PM

After two and a half years of liberal pants-wetting about the tea party, the universe simply couldn’t withstand the cosmic irony of their first big grassroots gathering devolving into mob violence. If it happens, the sun might blink out from the force of the hypocrisy.

Bundle up.

Jim Treacher on October 13, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Chief Wiggum : All right, boys, set your nightsticks on “whomp.”

[All cops click their sticks on]

Eddie : Um, mine’s…stuck on “twirl.”

Chief Wiggum : Oh, for the love of… [clicks, baton stops twirling] There. Now let’s crack some skulls.

whatcat on October 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I’ll bet a bunch of fire hoses would make a quick job of the clean up.

mixplix on October 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Was the Tea Party legitimately chased out of anywhere?

CW on October 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Even the Dems should have been smart enough to distance themselves from this crap once Nancy P said “God bless them.”

Hey, an idea: there are toilets free-for-use in jail cells! I think there might even be bunks with blankets! And maybe a shower once a week down the hall!

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Just don’t bend over.

jdp629 on October 13, 2011 at 8:46 PM

If there’s a stand off between the cops and the protesters, Jerry Nadler will dance topless to ease the tension.

ardenenoch on October 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Twinkles Down.

Christien on October 13, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Good luck to the property owner. Somebody should ask the sucker why he allowed it to go for so long on his property.

antisocial on October 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

I think Obowma screwed up…

… ‘Fast and Furious’ and the Solyndra scandal forced his hand to give his marching orders to his troops too early.

This was all supposed to happen next Spring and early Summer leading up to the election…

… and not all of the ducks were lined up in a row.

He shot his wad too early, and when this goes bad, most Americans have already figured out who to blame…

Seven Percent Solution on October 13, 2011 at 8:52 PM

OT!!!!

Everyone go to Drudge. Now.

Matt has a brilliant photo arrangement!

DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!

BobMbx on October 13, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Drudge is Number One!

Sekhmet on October 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Where’s a Philly flash mob when you need one?

/

Christien on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I want to pilot an M1 Abrams right over these losers.

ObamatheMessiah on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Good luck to the property owner. Somebody should ask the sucker why he allowed it to go for so long on his property.

antisocial on October 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

If you’re not going to do your homework…

… don’t expect a good grade.

/

:)

Seven Percent Solution on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Missy on October 13, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Hick is only gov.

boomer on October 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM

BTW, Gov. Hickenlooper had better kick them out, they’ve been urinating in public and don’t seem to be too ashamed of it.

boomer on October 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I am betting on the Unionize Police force in the first round against the dirty commie hippies, any takers out there???

Africanus on October 13, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Just don’t bend over.

jdp629 on October 13, 2011 at 8:46 PM

I doubt you’d find many complaints from the DirtBaggers.

Lourdes on October 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Zuccotti Park is a perfect microcosm of what the world would
look like should these folks have their way.

mugged on October 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Aw, c’mon, let them clean up! For Gaia, man, for Gaia…

obladioblada on October 13, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Seven Percent Solution on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I hope they build a revolutionary monument there. Or maybe OWS Headquarter. As MM would say “Culture Of Corruption”

antisocial on October 13, 2011 at 9:32 PM

The OWS doesn’t have an exit strategy.

esnap on October 13, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Zuccotti Park is a perfect microcosm of what the world would
look like should these folks have their way.

mugged on October 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Except there would be no food or consumer goods.

No engineers just people with MAs in Maya Angelu

esnap on October 13, 2011 at 9:36 PM

All they need to do is threaten to ingest high salt, high trans-fat shakes if Bloomberg does not back down. There is no way he could live with that on his conscience.

Laurence on October 13, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Napalm.

Mason on October 13, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Two words: Water Cannons.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 13, 2011 at 10:07 PM

All they need to do is threaten to ingest high salt, high trans-fat shakes if Bloomberg does not back down. There is no way he could live with that on his conscience.

Laurence on October 13, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Maybe he would then grow some balls.

CW on October 13, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Good luck to the property owner. Somebody should ask the sucker why he allowed it to go for so long on his property.

antisocial on October 13, 2011 at 8:51 PM

If you’re not going to do your homework…

… don’t expect a good grade.

/

:)

Seven Percent Solution on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Oh my.

Well, all I can say in reply is:
“CORPORATE GREED!”

SagebrushPuppet on October 13, 2011 at 10:24 PM

The Teat Party need some new imaging. A new mantra, Clean behinds win hearts and minds!

BL@KBIRD on October 13, 2011 at 10:35 PM

I suspect that the Operating Without Soap crowd is about to forcefully encounter their worst nightmare: a bath.

M. Scott Eiland on October 13, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Bring out the hoses! After all, these hippie-marxists are just trying to recapture the feelings and good vibes of the 60′s – no?

Sporty1946 on October 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM

What do we want?
To live in filth.
When do we want it?
Forever.
Lye, bleach, and a water cannon will do the trick.
Pass the popcorn and say a prayer for the NYPD. I hope they have been told they can use force if necessary without Kelley and Bloomingidiot be the pantywaists they are and get squeamish when the night sticks come out.

HornetSting on October 13, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Two laughable notions:

Their new strategy is to clean the commune themselves this afternoon to deny the NYPD any reason tomorrow to push them out and for MoveOn to push a petition calling on Bloomberg to back down. That’s not going to work, though, and they know it, so here’s an excerpt from what’s circulating among protesters tonight:

It really says something when your entire movement to clean up Wall Street can’t even take care of its own trash. These dirty hippies must think soap kills people of its own accord too. And they’ll actually have to bend their backs and walk something over to a trash can? They aren’t properly permitted garbage persons after all, why should they expend any effort?

Via Ace and Verum Serum, here’s Chris Matthews from last Friday talking about “radical solutions” to economic problems and citing the Revolutionary War as inspiration. In an alternate reality, delivering a message like that in the context of growing protests would qualify as irresponsible, but luckily Matthews is a liberal so everything’s cool.

In fairness to Matthews, he knows that the biggest portion of the crowd are pantywaists who think guns kill people of their own accord. That leaves the Marxists and Anarchists, who are violent little thugs but who can’t afford the optics of a shootout with police.

So other than the people who really, really want a violent communist bloodbath, these useful idiots don’t know how to hold a weapon, much less use one. Unless they intend to simply stink up buildings by moving in and spreading their unwashed diseases everywhere, they have no means of enforcing their threat.

BKennedy on October 13, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The Tea Party is trying to keep more of their own money but the OWS is trying to make money? I don’t think so.

Cindy Munford on October 14, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Cleaning of the park has been postponed.

Quisp on October 14, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Cleaning of the park has been postponed.

Quisp on October 14, 2011 at 6:31 AM

OWSers +1

NYC 0

petefrt on October 14, 2011 at 6:44 AM

According to Business Insider, it was decided last night but for some reason the Deputy Mayor waiting until the crowd tripled and the unions showed up to make the announcement so the optics are better for OWS.

Quisp on October 14, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Quisp on October 14, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Serious mistake. Caving will only embolden the mob and add fuel to the fire.

petefrt on October 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM

I wonder why Hank Johnson is not concerned about the safety of Manhattan with all these idiots occupying the island?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

nwpammy on October 14, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Occupy South Park: “It’s the corporations maaaannnnn!”

mechkiller_k on October 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Bloomberg backed down and is letting them continue their filthy, destructive protests. He and that entire city government are a bunch of cowards. It’s time to confront those pigs and drive them off the streets. We’re headed for street wars so prepare yourselves.

rplat on October 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM

…rules would be enforced against camping and/or the erection of tents…

Tents aren’t the only thing being erected at the park. Just say’n.

jbh45 on October 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

I got some great footage of the crackdown on the OWS protests this morning…

http://www.liveleak.com/view?c=1&i=9ec_1296901185

MechEng5by5 on October 14, 2011 at 9:54 AM

Sounds like the park needs a power wash with fire hoses.

Rip Ford on October 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Two words: Water Cannons.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 13, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I was thinking ; Fire Hoses

Dasher on October 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Mom and Dad just couldn’t get these children to grow up and to have any respect for others, their property, or their own health and safety.

Basically this generation grew up having not being able to retain any type of basic rule or law feeling Anarchy was their prime goal.

MSGTAS on October 15, 2011 at 9:35 AM

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