[Update: athena1 reports:kgosztola Kevin Gosztola
Emergency change of plans: headed back to @OccupyWallSt to show solidarity & report on possible eviction of #ows ]
Today's FDL liveblog: Live Blog for #OWS: Day 27, Sanitation as Pretext to Clear Out Liberty Park.
Apparently, despite the fact the Zucotti ("Liberty") Park is being kept surprisingly clean and orderly, hizzoner Bloomberg is asking the #Occupiers to "temporarily" vacate the park so that the city can give it a buff.
For some reason, the protesters suspect that they will not be allowed back in. I can't imagine why they would think such a thing.
From occupywallstreet.org, EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION: Keep Bloomberg and Kelly From Evicting #OWS:
...last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests—tomorrow starting at 7am. "Cleaning" was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.
Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the “rules”. These rules include, "no tarps or sleeping bags" and "no lying down."
COMMISSIONER KELLY HAS STATED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO SHUT DOWN #OWS...