Bloomberg, NYPD: Hands off Occupy Wall Street! Hands off the Muslim community!

Statement from the International Action Center — http://www.iacenter.org

Billionaire Bloomberg has announced that tomorrow he wants to “clean” Zucotti Park, the site of Occupy Wall Street.

Interesting how when the righteous protest against banks gains massive popularity, Bloomberg suddenly becomes concerned about health and safety.

Where was Bloomberg when New Yorkers needed him to “clean” the city streets after an average winter snowstorm just before New Year’s Eve?

What steps does he ever take against absentee slumlords, who allow their building to fall into dangerous disrepair? Where was his concern when the MTA laid off station agents and closed bus lines?

Obviously the people don’t trust this billionaire and his police force one bit. The protesters at Occupy Wall Street have their own cleanup crews and are quite capable – indeed, more capable than the mayor, who puts profits before people – of taking care of their site.

It can’t go unmentioned that tomorrow at 1 PM, members of the Muslim community have scheduled Jummah Prayer at Zucotti Park, along with providing food for OWS members and anyone else who is hungry.

Anyone who comes out to defend the right of OWS against shutdown will also be defending the right of Muslims to join this inspiring occupation. One only need remember the recent revelations of the NYPD’s CIA-backed campaign of spying and harassment of the Muslim community to know how important this is.

COME TO ZUCOTTI PARK STARTING AT MIDNIGHT. IF YOU CAN’T COME THEN, COME WHEN YOU CAN.

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