Bloomberg on the intolerability of conditions ‘at the site’

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New York Post City Hall bureau chief David Seifman asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg today what changed about the demonstrators' behavior at Zuccotti Park to prompt their overnight eviction, since it was only a few days ago that the mayor said that you couldn't even see or hear the demonstrators from a block away.

Bloomberg, speaking at City Hall this morning, said his earlier statement was still true, "but at the site, they were violating Brookfield's property rights and at the site, the safety and health conditions became intolerable."

After the press conference, the mayor's office released a letter they got from the owners of Zuccotti Park, Brookfield Properties, which said, "Crimes including rape, assault, theft, drug peddling and harassment are being reported on a daily basis."

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