Court Order: City Can’t Keep Occupy Wall Street Protesters and Their Stuff Out of Zuccotti Park

Court Order: City Can’t Keep Occupy Wall Street Protesters and Their Stuff Out of Zuccotti Park

Hours after baton-wielding cops cleared Occupy Wall Street protesters and their tents out of Zuccotti Park, a judge signed an order Tuesday saying the demonstrators can return with their stuff.

Mayor Bloomberg said the city was trying to clarify the restraining order signed by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings, a former civil liberties lawyer.

In the meantime, Zuccotti — which briefly reopened after a scrub-down — would be closed to the public, Bloomberg said.

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