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Zuccotti Park Nearly Empty Today

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - The once heavily occupied Zuccotti Park sits mostly empty now, a stark contrast to the Occupy Wall Street movement's encampment that took up residence there only a few weeks ago.

WCBS 880's Rich Lamb On The Story


Metal police barricades now surround Zuccotti Park.

Inside, WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb counted nine protestors, one pacing back and forth with a sign hanging from his neck that said "I televise live stream this revolution."

Another forlorn protester sat cross-legged on a stone bench.

There are no drums. There are no speeches. There are no tents. There are no tarps.

There are ten private security people wearing dayglo-green vests and two police officers standing outside at the ready.

Where the mums used to be, they've planted some purple, green and white decorative cabbage.

Zuccotti Park
Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Dec 9, 2011 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

The place is virtually unoccupied.

Overnight, OWS protesters shut down filming of a "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" episode that was Occupy-themed.

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