The always media-savvy and grateful Occupiers now plan to re-organize by rallying Saturday outside a Manhattan church. This sure appears to be a sly strategy aimed at driving away what little remaining support these losers have.
I guess that three-man hunger strike didn’t quite have the desired effect.
After a series of evictions at their encampments around the country, Occupy Wall Street protesters want the next phase of their movement to begin in a vacant lot on Canal Street and Sixth Avenue that’s owned by Trinity Church, but the church won’t let them use the space. On Saturday, the demonstrators plan to make the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a rally. According to a press release sent out by the Occupy Wall Street media team, Saturday’s event is designed as “part of a call to re-occupy in the wake of the coordinated attacks and subsequent evictions of occupations” and an effort to “urge Trinity Church to do the right thing.”
I guess when the “urging” doesn’t work out then escalate to strong-arming.
Protesters have had their eyes on Trinity’s lot ever since their eviction from Zuccotti Park. Occupiers asked Trinity to let them use the space the morning after the police raid and, earlier this month, attempted to convince the church to let them use the space with a hunger strike. Trinity Wall Street has allowed the protesters to use another space they own near Ground Zero for meeting space, wi fi and power outlets, but the church has opposed allowing the occupiers in the Canal Street lot. When the hunger strike began, Trinity Wall Street sent a statement to the Observer affirming their support for “the vigorous engagement of the issues which Occupy Wall Street has raised” and explaining their objections to letting protesters Occupy the lot.
“Trinity’s position has been consistent and clear. Trinity has provided meeting and gathering spaces as well as a tranquil place at church facilities in and around Wall Street. Thousands of protesters use these facilities every week,” the statement said. “However, the enclosed lot at Duarte Square is not available nor is it suitable for large-scale assemblies or encampments. It has no facilities and is licensed to the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for interim outdoor art exhibits which will resume in the spring.”
Doesn’t seem that bright to be harassing your supporters, but this is how these thugs operate. They find a willing dupe and use them as much as possible. If they don’t keep on giving, then you get thuggish on them. And these tools wonder why decent people have rejected them.
Here’s their poster. I like the part about re-occupying “our” commons. No, it’s not yours, you idiots.