NYPD Arrests Disabled People Using Confiscated Bus

On August 8, 2012, during a direct action Occupy Gracie Mansion, protesters said that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has "Shown nothing but contempt for the disability community, has stomped on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and bought high-placed defenders of corporate-power in order to use our law against us in court."

On August 8, 2012, during a direct action at Occupy Gracie Mansion, protesters said that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has "Shown nothing but contempt for the disability community, has stomped on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and bought high-placed defenders of corporate-power in order to use our law against us in court."

They further blasted what they say is Bloomberg's "hypocrisy" by throwing a party in honor of the ADA.

NYPD disrupted the peaceful protest of about 50 activists as the protesters yelled "Shame !" to the police officers. There were 7 or 8 arrests in all, with the final four protesters in wheelchairs arrested and taken away in a confiscated Access-A-Ride vans after a nearly hour-long standoff with police.

All were released a short while later without any charges.

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