posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by OldCorp
Well the reason they started on a Saturday was because a lot more people could come out on the weekend and show support, which would help start the
event off with a bang. It is also National Constitution Day and they felt they would receive less police pressure on a Saturday.
They did a dry-run on September 1st with a group of people to see how the police response would be. They also have a legal team on hand and NLG Legal
Observers there with bright green hats on to neutrally observe police interactions. Everything they are doing is completely legal so they should be
"According to a federal court ruling in 2000, the use of "public sleeping as a means of symbolic expression" is allowed on public sidewalks in New
York City. (METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, INC., Plaintiff, -against- HOWARD SAFIR, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, et al., June 12, 2000
[99 F. Supp. 2d 438; 2000 U.S. Dist.]). The demonstrators of Bloombergville also employed this tactic for an occupation that lasted a few weeks."