Saturday, October 22, 2011

Video of the Occupy Wall Street Protester That Scaled the Sculpture

This is being reported as a protester "scaling a 70-foot statue" for some reason. He really isn't that high. Er, I mean, he really isn't that far off the ground.

Dylan Farenhorst Spaelstra of Canada climbed the park's signature red sculpture around 6 a.m. He sat on a metal platform for three hours, with his feet dangling, as police cleared the surrounding area and tried to talk him down.

Around 9 a.m., Spaelstra was seen descending the sculpture in a police crane, looking jovial, with his arm around the officer who helped him down.

Once on the ground, Spaelstra was placed in handcuffs and transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to a police spokesman.


After this incident, [OWS Spokesman] Dobbs said he wouldn't be surprised if Brookfield Properties, the park's owner, chooses to remove the sculpture, which was created by artist Mark di Suvero.

How about just evicting them?

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Andy said...

you just know the liability lawyers are circling, waiting for one of these idiots to hurt himself...

roux said...

Maybe they could just shoot him down.