With a judge issuing a temporary order allowing protesters, with tents if they choose, back inside their former encampment at Zuccotti Park, protesters who had regrouped at Foley Square, about 12 blocks north of Zuccotti, have already started marching back.
Dashiell Bennett has the full details on what happened at Zuccotti over night. Protesters began arriving at Foley Square, around 4 a.m., and by 8 a.m. a kitchen had been set up, drummers drummed, and a crowd had arrived en masse. The protesters started moving from Foley at around 8 a.m., with the plan to march from back to Zuccotti via City Hall (where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding a press conference) and the intersection of Canal and Sixth Avenue. But according to Firedog Lake contributor Cynthia Kouril, police blocked them from City Hall.
A judge ruled this morning that the police couldn’t keep protesters and their gear from Zuccotti Park (see below) but scheduled a hearing for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning where the city will need to “show cause” for its eviction of the protesters. Read more.
Man, we step away for five hours and a judge already makes a ruling on Zuccotti Park? Damn, that’s service.