Abigail M. Wickes

November 15th, 2011

5,000 books trashed

Posted by awickes in Occupy Libraries    

I’m so sorry Zuccotti Park was so recklessly dealt with last night. It’s a tremendous waste, and it’s also baffling that such drastic measures were taken so suddenly.

Apparently the OWS Library’s 5,000 book collection was just dumped in the trash, despite the NYPD claiming that protestors ‘ possessions could be reclaimed once removed from the park.

Who knows what will happen next, but it seems quite possible to me that this ruthless reaction against the protestors will not be quelling anything. We’ve had some extreme reactions to our own little Occupy Chapel Hill movement as well. I may just be naive, but I really do not understand what is so inherently dangerous about these groups of unhappy people–that have so far been pretty peaceful–that requires a SWAT team.

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