TV show is vic­tim of Oc­cupy

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

NEW YORK: A protest by about 100 Oc­cupy Wall Street mem­bers in New York City shut down pro­duc­tion of an episode of Law & Or­der: Spe­cial Vic­tims Unit.

The pro­test­ers ar­rived at Fo­ley Square in Lower Man­hat­tan, where the show was mak­ing an episode with an “Oc­cupy” theme, at about mid­night, it was re­ported yes­ter­day.

About 100 po­lice of­fi­cers ap­peared as the pro­test­ers roamed around the park, in­spect­ing tents and signs built by the pro­duc­tion com­pany.

Pro­tester Drew Horn­bein of Brook­lyn said the move­ment was “not part of cor­po­rate TV Amer­ica”.

A po­lice of­fi­cer with a bull­horn an­nounced that the city had re­scinded the film per­mit, which drew cheers. – Sapa-ap

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