Court order allows Occupy Wall St. protesters back

Judge issues injunction allowing demonstrators back in Zuccotti Park just hours after they were evicted

By Colleen Long - Verena Dobnik
Published November 15, 2011 2:00PM (EST)

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.

The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.

Zuccotti Park was cleared overnight so that crews could clean it. Bloomberg says that was done "to reduce the risk of confrontation."

He says the city had planned to allow the protesters back in the park after it was cleaned. Under the city's plans, protesters would not be allowed to use tents, sleeping bags, or tarps and would have to follow all park rules.


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