Zuccotti Park was cleared by police over three weeks ago now, but the encampment was resurrected for a brief moment in Foley Square yesterday. Tents, tarps, signs, a library, even a kitchen fully stocked with food -- all the familiar objects were there playing the part of ZP for an episode of Law & Order: SVU that will deal with Occupy Wall Street. Around 75 protesters paid the meta-park a visit last night at midnight and explored, eating food from the kitchen and roaming through the tiny tent city. They were accompanied by dozens of cops, who eventually announced that the set was being shut down and that anyone who stayed there after a certain point would be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Everyone left quickly, seeming to agree with one man who yelled "there's no reason to get arrested for dumb shit."
Rosie Gray The Law & Order: SVU fake Zuccotti set.
Before that, though, it was quite the party.More »