Liberty Square is free! Thanks to the awesome work of our legal allies at the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) the NYPD, AKA Bloomberg’s Army, was forced to take down their barricades around Liberty Square. Since the eviction the park was fortressed off with barricades like a prison with two checkpoints at the North and South sides. Having the barricades gone was awesome. The People’s Library set up shop again. We had an awesome meal together (sorry no video of that because I was eating!) and had an awesome General Assembly. It was an awesome night. Lots of hugs and love despite repeated attempts by the NYPD to stir something up.
Later that night some folks lay in the park and the NYPD arrested them. Not sure what the total numbers were at this point. But, yes, American citizens were arrested for laying down in a public park. Some were also arrested for sitting. Apparently when you sit in a park, the Terrorists win.