Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Assemble on the Steps of Federal Hall

Occupy Wall Street protesters have been assembling on the steps of Federal Hall, which is under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. The NYPD and the Park police soon barricaded the protesters into an area on one half of the steps, called the "First Amendment Rights Area." According to the rules, if there are more than 25 protesters on the steps, they require a permit, or face arrest. Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan is where the First Congress met and wrote the Bill of Rights.

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