Protesters Occupy Occupy TV Set

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a "new frontier" for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    Law and Order: SVU got some unexpected extras for its Occupy Wall Street episode when real protesters infiltrated the mock Zuccotti Park set. The show had been scheduled to film on a fake protest encampment set up in downtown New York, but around midnight real Occupy Wall Street protesters showed up. They crawled into the tents, poked through the library, and ate food from the kitchen. Police showed up and announced that the permit for the set had been revoked. An NBC spokesman tweeted that he understands “protesters’ fear of having their images and history co-opted by corporate media—the irony here is the scene we couldn’t shoot portrayed OWS in a sympathetic light.”

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