The city has stripped Occupy Wall Street protesters of their power.
Dozens of firefighters and police officers entered Zuccotti Park Friday morning to confiscate generators and gas canisters.
Fire trucks and police vans pulled up on the corner of Broadway and Liberty St. at about 8:30 a.m. and asked the encamped demonstrators to bring the items to them, saying they were a health and fire hazard.
“They made an announcement on a bullhorn saying: ‘We are here to take the generators, could you please bring them up to us on the corner of Broadway and Liberty St.,'” protester James Bennett said.
When no one from Occupy Wall Street surrendered the generators, more than 30 uniformed FDNY and NYPD officials entered the park to seize them, witnesses and officials said.
They don’t need generators, heaters and gasoline anyway… that’s all stuff that comes from “the man.” Come to think of it, so do coats.
Here’s the weather forecast map, by way of Ace of Spades:
How long will it be until some OWS numbnut (literally) gets frostbite and sues the City for the non-capitalist sum of several million dollars? Put me down for ten days.