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Tue Jan 10, 2012, 10:50 PM

Zuccotti Park Barricades Removed: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stream Back in to Former Camp [View all]

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Park Barricades Removed: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stream Back In To Former Camp

By CHRISTIAN SALAZAR, The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Barricades surrounding a park that served as a camp for Occupy Wall Street protesters were removed Tuesday, allowing protesters to stream back in.

The atmosphere was celebratory but calm on Tuesday evening as about 300 protesters began filling New York City's Zuccotti Park a couple of hours after the barricades were taken down and a day after a complaint about the barricades was filed with the city. Protesters milled around, eating lasagna on paper plates and playing chess.

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"Word spread pretty quickly, and we ran down here," demonstrator Lauren DiGioia said. "It's hard to remember what it was like before the barricades were put up."

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On Monday, civil rights groups filed a complaint with the city's buildings department saying the barricades were a violation of city zoning law because they restricted public access to the space. The New York Civil Liberties Union commended the removal of the barricades in a statement late Tuesday.

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