The “Occupy Bloomberg’s Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In Art Show” has begun. As promised on their Facebook page, protesters attempted to assemble at East 79th Street in front of Mayor Bloomberg’s mansion to annoy the shit out of him (and neighbors), but the entire block is cut off and the NYPD is not allowing anyone through. The group is being sequestered to 79th Street and Madison Avenue.

They have vowed to remain here for 24 hours, but we will not be hanging around to confirm. Here’s what the scene looks like right now. UPDATE: They’ve just left the corner and have assembled on 79th Street and 5th Avenue. UPDATE 2: See video below.

(Photos: ANIMALNewYork)