OWS to Sue NYC over Destruction of People’s Library

May 24, 2012
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Members of Occupy Wall Street say they plan to file a lawsuit against the City of New York today in federal court seeking redress for the destruction of the People’s Library. With thousands of books, the library was a proud fixture of the occupation of Zuccotti Park, which came to be known as Liberty Square. But protesters say books, along with other materials and equipment, were destroyed when the police raided the encampment in the middle of the night on November 15. In a statement, activists said the raid "struck not only at Constitutional rights but at a fundamental tool of enlightenment."