Occupy Wall Street Sees Compensation

Posted: Apr. 17th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Occupy Wall Street in New York City was harshly raided in late 2011, and during the police invasion, an area known as the "People's Library" was destroyed; which resulted in the loss of thousands of donated books. The movement has finally been awarded compensation for the damages, though only $47,000 of the about $350,000 is actually going toward the movement, with the rest being put toward attorney fees.


The City of New York has finally agreed to pay Occupy Wall Street for the property destroyed in the Zuccotti Park police raid on Nov. 15, 2011.

OWS initiated a suit on May 24, 2012, seeking compensation for the desctruction of their People’s Library—a collection of over 5,000 donated books. About 3,600 of these were ruined during the early morning eviction of the protest camp.

The City agreed to settle yesterday, awarding $47,000 in damages to OWS and $186,349.58 in attorney fees to their lawyers.

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Carolyn Hsu is the New York Correspondent for JustLuxe and has been beauty, fashion, and travel editor at The Daily Obsession and a freelance writer...

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