In Boston, San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle and now New York City the Occupy Movement has run into conflicts with local authorities because of their insistence on squatting on selected pieces of property. They want to move in, set up tents and “occupy” the property indefinitely.
Is there any particular reason why the OWS group has to live 24/7 in Zuccotti Park? Couldn’t they go home at night and return each morning? Or even better, why not stage protests at different locations each day?
In most locations the protesters were told they were not allowed to camp overnight but tried anyway. In Boston and Seattle the protesters were offered alternative locations to hold their protests but they rejected the offers. In most cases they haven’t even tried to obtain permits.
What is so important about establishing permanent campgrounds? Are they trying to provoke confrontations with the police?
What do you think?