Occupy Wall Street protestors engage in their first ever collective cleanup effort yesterday at their base in Zuccotti Park. They gather to fold the tents, tarps and sleeping bags that have accumulated in the weeks they’ve lived there. Some get on their knees and scrub the floor by hand. Many unroll fresh garbage bags and don rubber gloves. Most of the supplies – mops, brooms, Windex, etc. – were donated.
Protestors organized the event to avoid being expelled from the park on charges of an unsanitary environment. The Department of Sanitation scheduled to clean the park today. Rumors that the NYPD could try to bar the protestors from returning and the activists are not taking any chances.