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A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy Wall Street protesters will be allowed to demonstrate in Zuccotti Park, but can’t live and sleep there with their tents and generators.
The Lower Manhattan park has been a home for the loosely defined group for nearly two months, spawning similar demonstrations in cities nationwide and around the world.
Police in riot gear cleared out the protesters early Tuesday morning, a move that attorneys for the demonstrators say was unlawful.
But Justice Michael Stallman later in the day ruled in favor of New York city officials and Brookfield Properties, owner of the park in the city’s financial district, who have raised concerns over health and sanitation issues.