BOB TURNER

MEMBER OF CONGRESS 9TH DISTRICT, NEW YORK
2104 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515

NEWS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2011

CONTACT: Trey Stapleton (202) 225-6616

Turner Applauds Mayor Bloomberg for Supporting Safety of Lower Manhattan Residents
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Turner released the following statement today to express his support for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to take action against the concerning conditions at Zuccotti Park and the surrounding area: "As a member of Congress and lifelong New Yorker, I would like to commend Mayor Bloomberg for standing up for the residents and small business owners who live and work around Zuccotti Park. I am a firm believer in the First Amendment and support giving people the opportunity to protest. However, the Occupy Wall Street protests had become a threat to the safety and well being to others in the area. Lower Manhattan is home to many hardworking New Yorkers who were forced to live with the constant noise, unhealthy environment and increasingly unsafe conditions. The actions taken by Mayor Bloomberg will allow residents to return to normal living conditions and businesses to get back to creating jobs." ###