Once the miscreants made it clear that they would resist the clean up of the filth at Zuccotti park, the mayor had very little choice.
The deputy mayor of New York City says a planned cleaning of the Occupy Wall Street protest encampment in lower Manhattan has been postponed.
"Late last night, we received notice from the owners of Zuccotti Park - Brookfield Properties - that they are postponing their scheduled cleaning of the park, and for the time being withdrawing their request from earlier in the week for police assistance during their cleaning operation. Our position has been consistent throughout: the City's role is to protect public health and safety, to enforce the law, and guarantee the rights of all New Yorkers. Brookfield believes they can work out an arrangement with the protesters that will ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use and that the situation is respectful of residents and businesses downtown, and we will continue to monitor the situation," Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a statement.
The demonstrators said the planned cleanup at 7 a.m. was merely a pretext to evict them from where they've been camped for a month in protest over wealth distribution. The movement has inspired similar demonstrations around the world.
Supporters streamed into the plaza early Friday before the announcement about the postponement. There was a strong police presence, and a showdown between protesters and authorities had been feared.
There were apparently about 2000 demonstrators loaded for bear facing off against police this morning. Of course, their object was to provoke a response from the police which would then be beamed around the world showing how America deals with "peaceful" protestors.
When a mob rules, governments who coddle the mob usually get what they deserve. The protestors will not be grateful to anyone for this stay. And the fact that after nearly a month, they finally got off their lazy asses to clean the park on their own makes one wonder what their bedrooms look like at mommy and daddy's house.