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Occupy Wall Street Librarians Strike Back

Published on May 26, 2012 by in Home
By Melissa Gira Grant
Truth-out.org

 

Even now, six months after the brutal raid on Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park, we have yet to fully learn the extent of the destruction and violence – or the chain of command responsible for its execution.

Thursday, members of Occupy Wall Street took a step toward forcing the city of New York to reveal the facts of that night to the public, as they filed a federal lawsuit against the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, seeking to hold them accountable for violations of their constitutional rights in the course of the raid, as well as subsequent smaller raids that targeted the People’s Library – the movement’s most visible demonstration, through the collection and sharing of books in public spaces, of the rights to free speech and free assembly. In the course of the suit, the city may have to admit who called the shots during the eviction on November 15, 2011. MORE

 
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