On Monday, civil rights lawyers working on behalf of the protesters filed complaints with NYC’s buildings department that the closure of Zuccotti Park violates zoning laws by restricting the public from using public space. Their efforts proved successful the next day, when the barricades came down and about 250 protesters quickly poured back in. While the restrictions against tents and permanent encampments are still in effect, it is unknown whether or not protesters intend to follow them or try again anyway. More at AJE.
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