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Occupation Roundup: Day 88


12.13.11 Bucky Turco

Keeping up with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement is a daunting task for news outlets big and small, so from here on in, we’ll be doing a daily roundup of the latest goings-on. (Image: @usahitman_com)

Day 88

  • In case you missed it, the Simpsons showed support for Occupy Wall Street in their latest episode this past Sunday night, which must have thrilled executives at Fox.
  • Eric Epstein, the owner of the Milk Street Cafe who claimed Occupy Wall Street protesters were ruining his business because of the police barricades they attract (and which the NYPD notoriously over use), is now going out of business. Well, at least he can stop blaming demonstrators now.
  • After Monday’s police deliberately blocking an accredited journalist incident, a lawyer for the New York Times sent over a letter to the NYPD reminding them of the meeting they had not too long ago, whereby Ray Kelly specifically told officers not to interfere with the media while doing their job.
  • According to a new Gallup poll cited by the Washington Post, more Americans claim “big government” presents the “biggest threat to the country” than “big business.”
  • Many truck drivers were quite appreciative of Occupy Wall Street’s efforts during the attempted port shutdowns on Monday.
  • Sting thinks celebs shouldn’t play a big role in OWS as they tend to be there to “aggrandise themselves,” but did say he “will support it from a distance.” Cue this song.
  • An OWS organizer says Spanish protesters advised him to limit occupations to “two weeks or fewer, or it will turn into a homeless encampment.” Right they were!
  • Some law enforcement twat is blaming the amount of cops being killed nationwide on OWS and it’s ferocious band of peaceful, nonviolent protesters. Apparently, they’re complicit.
  • Join Occupy Wall Street this Saturday as they attempt the impossible: the occupation of Duarte Square Park.