New York court upholds eviction of “Occupy” protesters

A New York Supreme Court has ruled not to extend a temporary restraining order that prevented the eviction of “Occupy” protesters who were encamped at Zuccotti Park, considered a home-base for demonstrators.

Police in riot gear cleared out the protesters early Tuesday morning, a move that attorneys for the loosely defined group say was unlawful.

But Justice Michael Stallman later ruled in favor of New York city officials and Brookfield properties, owners and developers of the privately-owned park in Lower Manhattan.

The order does not prevent protesters from gathering in the park, but says their First Amendment rights not do include remaining there, “along with their tents, structures, generators, and other installations to the exclusion of the owner’s reasonable rights and duties to maintain Zuccotti Park.”

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/15/us/new-york-occupy-eviction

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