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DEMONSTRATIONS Occupy Wall St. Faces Shaky Future Henny Ray Abrams / AP Photo

Occupy Wall St. Faces Shaky Future

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.

November 16, 2011 6:26 AM