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Sound Off: Should Occupy Wall Street Have Been Evicted?

NYPD raids Zuccotti Park Tuesday morning; more than 200 arrested.

The New York City Police Department booted protesters out of a lower Manhattan park early Tuesday morning as city officials, namely, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, seem to have run out of patience with the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

The raid on Zuccotti Park began around 1 a.m. Tuesday, with police removing hundreds of protestors from the public park. Police tore down tents and other structures that have been assembled at the park for the last two months. More than 200 protesters were arrested during the raid and its aftermath, according to reports.

City officials say "health and fire safety" hazards required the park to be cleaned. Protesters say that was just an excuse to attempt to end the Occupy movement, which has spread to cities across the world. 

The park is now clean and protesters, with a court-issued temporary restraining order in hand, are attempting to return.

"This will only make us stronger," Billie Greenfield, a 24-year-old protester told The Huffington Post, of the eviction.

In recent weeks, numerous business owners and residents in the area have complained of loud noise and unsanitary conditions in the park. 

What's your take? Was it fair/right to shut down the Occupy Wall Street camp? Vote in the poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.

Full coverage and the latest updates from The Huffington Post here.

 

Irene November 20, 2011 at 01:56 PM
You are absolutely correct Bill, and FYI, the post I made to "Bill" wasn't to you but the other Bill which you replied to me. I agree with you, and I am sorry because I would have stipulated which Bill I was referring to if I had only realized there were two on this thread. Anyway keep connecting the dots, Obama should be impeached, but we have a lot of spineless good for nuttins in Washington DC and locally too!
John Cosgrove November 23, 2011 at 03:24 PM
....Obama has been a HUGE disapointment...the village-idiot before him was even worse...But the repubs better get their house in order real soon or we will have for more years of Obama
Bill Marrinelli November 24, 2011 at 03:01 AM
John, the village idiot you label on Bush says nothing? If you want to compare the two we can start with the FACT that Obama created more debt in 2 1/2 years than Bush did in 8! You can also point to "Bush's" war against Iraq and that he lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction but now the Obama Administration's defense for awarding a no-bid contract to Siga to fight small pox by saying "Small Pox was part of Saddam Hussein's arsenal of weapons of mass destruction..." so which is it? Did Saddam have weapons of mass destruction or not? .... Remember when Obama was campaigning in 2008 and he announced he had already been to 57 states and would visit the remaining few shortly? .... And who did Bush pay off with Tax Payer money? You guys cried over Halliburton but how about the way Obama bailed out wall street and put more money into the hands of the 1%? What about Fanny, Freddy, AIG, SIGA, and let's not forget Solyndra! ... You guys claimed that the world hated us because of Bush but the fact is we have more people who hate us now than we did under Bush! Our relationships with Iran, China, and Russia is worse now than it was 3 years ago!!!! We ticked off Germany and France with the way we bailed out Wall Street and look at how Obama has treated Israel? Egypt is no longer an ally and is murdering catholics at will! Libya is now run by terrorists with ties to the Talliban! ........ A better comparrison would be between Barrak Obama and Jimmy Carter!! ........
John Cosgrove November 25, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Bill, no need to lump me in to the " you guys". I'm a moderate and will vote for who I feel will serve this country best. I started my last comment off by saying ..HUGE disapointment.I too was angered when he bailed out everyone EXCEPT those hard workers who voted for him We all know why Obama was elected. He followed the second worst President of my life ( youre right about Carter), and Mcain deceided to pick the Ditz-Queen to be his running mate. Bush was an arrogant moron. The country, the world many from his own party HATED him and Cheny and the rest of those arrogant tools. He made it east for the Obama fluff machine to gain power. But who do the REpubs have to beat him?? Rommney is Obama Part 2.. Newt???

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