NYPD and FDNY Remove a Generator From a Zuccotti Park Vendor Supplying Occupy Wall Street Protesters With Electricity [video]

This food vendor at Zuccotti Park had been supporting the Occupy Wall Street media tent with the use of his generator via an extension cord and today the FDNY pulled the plug.

*Shot on November 3, 2011

- Joey Boots on Vimeo / @JoeyBoots

The battle for power continues at Zuccotti Park.

After having their generators removed by the FDNY on October 28th due to concerns about dangerous flammable conditions, Occupy Wall Street has once again had the cord pulled on their source of power. A vendor along the perimeter of the park was reportedly providing an extension cord that ran into the park and was powering Occupy Wall Street’s media area.

In the video above, the citations against the vendor are described as:

  • “Failure to provide a permit for the storage of gasoline”
  • “Failure to have a permit to change out propane tanks”

In response to the vendor’s claims that the gasoline canister he was storing was empty, a Fire Marshal clarifies that, in New York City, “The fire code states that an empty gasoline canister is equivalent to a full canister.”

The FDNY has not yet released a statement via their PR website or Twitter account.


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