Mayor Mike Bloomberg has a solution for the tense police-protester relationship at Occupy Wall Street: barricades.
|Occupy Wall Street protests on Saturday at Zuccotti Park.|
At a press conference this morning, the mayor, responding to reporters' repeated questions about the arrests of more than 70 occupiers over the weekend, said that the New York Police Department was simply controlling a rowdy crowd, legally using barricades to stop them from camping out in Zuccotti Park, and protecting the protesters' rights to demonstrate.
"Just trying to cause chaos doesn't do anything to advance anybody's cause. It doesn't make society better," Bloomberg told reporters. "If you have something really to say that would be a great contribution, nobody can hear you when everybody's yelling and screaming and pushing and shoving. But it makes great theater."More »