Thursday, October 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Wins Community Board Support

Occupy Wall Street protesters won support from Downtown's community board — but were told to clean up their act.

Community Board 1 voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to support the demonstrators' right to protest, despite residents' complaints that the occupants of the makeshift camp in Zuccotti Park were noisy and dirty — with some accused of using the neighborhood as a "toilet."
The board urged protesters to work with city officials on quality-of-life concerns, including noise and sanitary issues.

But it agreed with CB1 member Michael Connolly, who said "This is an example of democracy and community-building at work."

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