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March 17, 2012 6:00 PM
As previously reported, the OccupyWallStreet movement had planned to make the Irish Hunger Memorial the spot for their new headquarters of 2012, after having been pushed out of Zuccotti Park last year. The group had announced on websites that St. Patrick’s Day was the day for their demonstration and had applied for a permit to demonstrate from the Community Board, which was denied. After making a surprise demonstration earlier in the week, which resulted in a few dozen OWS members gathering by the North Cove Marine, the big demonstration for March 17th fizzled out.
The group started at Zuccotti Park, as planned, but then headed East, instead of coming West toward Battery Park. The large police presence likely uninfluenced their decisions.
This is a dynamic situation and could change at any moment. Stay tune to out Twittier feed @BatteryPark.TV
Thank you NYPD!