Occupy Wall Street Sues NYC in the Name of the People’s Library

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Demonstrators with 'Occupy Wall Street' protest at Zuccotti Park  hold a meeting before they start cleaning up their belongings October 13, 2011 the morning after Mayor Bloomberg gave  a message to Occupy Wall Street protestors that the park needs to be cleaned. And protestors,  signs, sleeping bags, and,  need to temporarily vacate the premises while the park's property owner can go in with a cleaning crew starting Friday.AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/2011 AFP

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside of the Manhattan Federal Court building this morning to announce a lawsuit against the city, Michael Bloomberg, and the NYPD for the raid last fall on Zuccotti Park that effectively stamped out the movement's momentum. Literally, it's about the goods they allegedly lost during the seizure, including more than 3,000 donated books, a.k.a. the People's Library, and other equipment totaling $47,000, but the suit also questions the constitutionality of the eviction. They claim the books were returned damaged, or not at all, and Howard Zinn just doesn't have the same kick on a Kindle.