1. DEMONSTRATIONS

    Occupy Wall St. Faces Shaky Future

    Occupy Wall Street protesters were allowed back into Zuccotti Park in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, though the park wasn't as full as it had been before they were forcibly evicted earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Henny Ray Abrams / AP Photo

    It’s going to be a long, cold winter for Occupy Wall Street. Protesters began returning to New York's Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, but without tents, after a court upheld the Bloomberg administration’s Monday-night eviction. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he OKd the eviction after hearing from an EMT who injured his ankle while trying to assist a mentally disturbed man last week; but, in fact, the raid had been in the works for more than two weeks, according to The New York Times. Its planning was top secret, with all but a few of the highest-ranking police officers in the loop. And it was sprung without warning in order to avoid a repeat of the city’s last attempt to clear Zuccotti Park, which was canceled after a public outcry.

    Read it at The New York Times