Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Remember, remember

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

  New York Police have been charging demonstrators at Occupy Wall Street protest area under New York`s Penal Law 240.35 as promulgated below:
Being masked or in any manner disguised by unusual or unnatural attire or facial alteration, loiters, remains or congregates in a public place with other persons so masked or disguised, or knowingly permits or aids persons so masked or disguised to congregate in a public place; except that such conduct is not unlawful when it occurs in connection with a masquerade party or like entertainment if, when such entertainment is held in a city which has promulgated regulations in connection with such affairs, permission is first obtained from the police or other appropriate authorities.

  So Guy Fawkes masks are out of bounds although if the demonstrations last until Halloween on October 31, the protesters will get a pass for one night. This is a class B misdemeanour which allows the judge to impose a prison sentence of up to three months. The photo below was taken on Wall street, New York on October, 2011 by David Shankbone under a creative commons licence.
Occupy Wall Street Anonymous 2011 Shankbone

1 comment:

  1. The protesters should just put on burqas and nobody will dare touch them.