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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:32 AM
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"Mockupy" Wall Street Protesters Occupy Law & Order:SVU @ FAKE Zuccotti Park set 12/9/11
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December 9, 2011, 8:41 am
Imitation Occupation Begets the Real Thing
By COLIN MOYNIHAN

December 9, 2011, 8:41 am
Imitation Occupation Begets the Real Thing
By COLIN MOYNIHAN

The collection of tarps and tents went up in the northern part of Foley Square late on Thursday, flanked by the State Supreme Court building to the east and the federal building to the west. There were placards decrying war and greed. There was a library set up with rows of books and a kitchen, replete with a sign that read End the War on Workers and rows of metal shelves to hold food. The tableau bore an uncanny resemblance to the Occupy Wall Street encampment that sprung up in Zuccotti Park a few blocks to the south in mid-September and lasted there until it was cleared by the police on Nov. 15. But a sandwich board set up near the tents identified them as props for a television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, that is known for finding inspiration in actual events.

All items in the park will be removed immediately upon completion of filming, the sign read.

But the tents and booths and anticorporate slogans came down before the Law & Order crew could arrive, done in by actual Occupy Wall Street protesters who saw the set as a stage for political theater.
The first protesters entered the set at midnight, stepping over yellow tape and brushing off objections from a few people guarding the area. Soon more than 100 people were inside Foley Square. Some crawled into tents and lay down. Others crowded into the middle of the ersatz encampment and danced while pounding drums and waving flags. One man picked up a Twain volume from the library tent. Several others made a beeline for the kitchen, where they helped themselves to muffins and a jar of pickles, among other delicacies.
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We thought we would bring some extras down and add some reality to this show, said Aaron Black, 38, from Brooklyn. Why should they be able to put tents up in a public park when we are unable to do that? Nearby a man and a woman taped a hand lettered sign reading We are a political movement not a TV show over one of the ready made placards decorating the set. Another person scrawled the words #OWS is not for sale on a fake protest sign. Drew Hornbein, 24, from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, said he found it bizarre to walk through an imitation occupation a few weeks after the actual one was swept away by sanitation workers spearheaded by police officers wearing helmets and carrying plastic shields.

And he wondered whether the people producing the show failed to realize that a fake tent city presented a target that many former Zuccotti inhabitants would find too tempting to pass up.

Its absurd, Mr. Hornbein said. Did they think we were gone?



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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:37 AM
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1. "Why should they be able to put tents up in a public park when we are unable to do that?"
1. Because they asked for permission.

2. Because they removed them shortly after.

Nobody's stopping the Occupy people from protesting, but two Courts have now ruled that permanent encampments aren't protected as Free Speech. More importantly, the evictions have shown that the camps weren't necessary to maintain protests and public awareness. Time to stop fixating on the "Occupy" and focus more on the "Wall Street".
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:22 AM
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2. Did they ask permission to use and exploit OWS ?
Fuck that shit....I am damn proud of those young people for what they do and I don't mind saying I think they are aw some and we would have a better world if there were more like them.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:16 PM
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