New York Building Commissioner Orders Vacation of Global Revolution TV Headquarters, NYPD Arrests #OccupyWallSt’s Livestream Operators
It appears that the watchmen have grown tired of being watched. For the second time since the Occupy protests began, Global Revolution TV will be forced to move to a new location after the New York Building Commissioner ordered the vacation of their current headquarters. When some GRTV volunteers refused to vacate the premises, the NYPD was called, and 6-7 people were arrested.
from The Atlantic Wire:
If you were following along earlier today, you may have been startled at about 1:45 p.m. to see the live feed cut away from the street-level action and to the face of Vlad Teichberg, one of the main organizers of Global Revolution. The new shot showed a large, graffittied space where Teichberg and a couple of colleagues were confronting a man they identified as the landlord, who had apparently broken in their door. They put the camera on him, he threatened to call the police, they said he had no right to come into the space by force, and he eventually left.
But Sobel said that was just the start of the day’s conflict. Shortly after the confrontation, the police arrived. “Within the past hour, the police came in and removed people that were inside the studio,” she said. “I believe the police just began knocking on the door and saying they would kick the door down and saying they would arrest people on the spot.”
Police and buildings department officials had served the Buswhick, Brooklyn space with notices to vacate on Monday night, declaring it ”imminently perilous to life.”
Like many other people around the web/world, I’m don’t understand how the city could only require the vacation of a single group from a building that is “imminently perilous to life.” Here’s hoping that we get an explanation in days/weeks to come.
I’m looking at you LTMC
Related: OWS Invests In Unmanned Surveillance Drone Dubbed The ‘Occucopter’
(image courtesy of A Great Big City)
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