Bloomberg said the city must listen to the residents and business owners near the protest site who are starting to loudly complain about the demonstrators.

“This isn’t an occupation of Wall Street,” Bloomberg told reporters. “It’s an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and it’s really hurting small businesses and families.”…

“We are constantly monitoring the situation to preserve public safety and to guarantee the rights of all people in the city,” Bloomberg said, “and no one should think that we won’t take actions that we think are appropriate when we think they are appropriate.”