Saturday, December 17, 2011
Protesters attempt to occupy Church property
More than 50 protesters were arrested on Saturday after they tried to break through a chain-link fence surrounding a church parking lot in lower Manhattan, in an effort to establish a new encampment.
The fence protected an area of Duarte Park that is owned by the Trinity Episcopalian Church. Officials from the Episcopal Church, which overseas Trinity, asked protesters not to trespass on the property and warned it could result in "legal and police action."
The protesters - who ignored the "No Trespassing" signs - scaled the fence - snuck under the fence and tried to break through the fence. Police tried to prevent the unruly crowd from breaching the fence and entering the property, but to no avail. More than 50 protesters were arrested for trespassing.
Posted by Darrin at 12/17/2011