One day after it began, three Occupy Wall Street protesters participating in a hunger strike outside Duarte Square were arrested today shortly before noon. The protesters were there “as part of a continued effort seeking sanctuary on Trinity Wall Street’s unused and vacant lot of land.” Laura Gottesdiener, the strike’s co-coordinator, tells us that the three protesters have been replaced by three others, “and they’ll continue to strike until the guys are released.” The NYPD confirmed the arrests but couldn’t confirm the charges, which Gottesdiener said were for trespassing.
“Since they were arrested for trespassing, we assume that this was done on behalf of Trinity Wall Street,” Gottesdiener says.
How dare the church not want their lot to be filled with the human debris. The nerve of them.