#OccupyWallStreet Demonstrators To Protest In East Village
Demonstrators linked to #OccupyWallStreet are going to picnic in East Village, Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park at noon Saturday. The picnic in the park will be followed by a general assembly which, according to one activist, will include "food to share, drums, musical instruments, art supplies anything else you can think of to make this a fun and noisy but peaceful occupation." Some protesters have considered staying overnight.
Some East Village locals think this particular protest is "a somewhat misguided venture," taking focus off the anti-corporate-greed messaging in the Financial District and instead just causing racket in a residential neighborhood.
After the plans to protest were announced, Tompkins Square Park officials posted new signs assigning a new curfew.