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Judge Rules Occupy Protesters Can No Longer Camp in NYC Parks

5:08 PM, Nov 15, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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And all this time you thought freedom was just another word for your right to defecate in public. Less than a day after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg finally cleared out Zucotti Park, a New York judge has handed down a ruling that threatens to finally end the "occupation" of Wall Street:

Protestors will not be allowed to bring tents and overnight gear to Zuccotti Park, a Manhattan judge ruled today, dealing a huge blow to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

With tensions simmering, demonstrators had spent the day surrounding the now-closed park near Wall Street as they waited for the judge's decision.

Hours after the city forcibly evicted protestors, scrubbed down the park and closed it, Occupy Wall Street protests scattered across downtown Manhattan.

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