October 17th, 2011
The Constitution doesn’t protect tents. It protects speech and assembly…We can’t have a place where only one point of view is allowed…There are places where I think it’s appropriate to express yourself, and there are other places that are appropriate to set up Tent City. They don’t necessarily have to be one and the same.

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, today.

He expressed concern that those exercising a “right to silence” might be getting drowned out amid the din of the protests.

and meanwhile:

67 percent of New York City voters agree with the views of Occupy Wall Street and say by a 87-10 percent margin that it’s “okay that they are protesting”


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