Under pressure, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has backed off an earlier demand that thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters be evicted from Zuccotti Park.
“This morning at 6 o’clock, MoveOn members, union members, community organizers and thousands of others gathered in Zuccotti Park to stand in solidarity with the people who are occupying Wall Street and to defend them from eviction by Mayor Bloomberg,” according to an email statement from the progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org.
MoveOn.org circulated an online petition in support of the protesters Thursday, seeking 250,000 signatures to send to Bloomberg urging him to allow the protest to remain in Zuccotti Park, which is near Wall Street.
MoveOn.org provided online video from the announcement that Occupy Wall Street had won their right to remain, now that their protest is in its second month.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Scott Nance is the editor and publisher of the news site The Washington Current. He has covered Congress and the federal government for more than a decade