NYPD’s Nightly Eviction of Occupy Union Square
NYC, March 22: Night Four of the Occupation of Union Square. As has become a nightly ritual, NYPD closes the park at midnight with a show of brutal force, barricading off the steps, and in an echo of the eviction of Zucotti Park, use as a rationale a cleansing of the park sanitation workers testify Union Square never normally sees.
A cop pushes a young woman down steps. A man is arrested on suspicion of having fallen asleep. Fear and doubt are quite visible in the faces of the police, whose ranks include an counter-terrorist agent and a squadron in riot gear. Changing orders and promises as they go, the police gradually take over the park, pushing the people out as they set the stage for the sanitation workers. The homeless who have long found a haven in the park are driven out along with the protesters.
Taped and edited by Atiq Zabinski, http://www.youtube.com/user/MrPotatoHeadNews