NYPD Notifies Pace University to Expect Lower Manhattan Checkpoints on Occupy Wall Street's Anniversary
Wall Street barricaded in September of 2011
Today, Pace University sent out this email warning students and employees of possible NYPD checkpoints near the school in Lower Manhattan next week due to Occupy Wall Street’s planned demonstrations:
September 14, 2012
Dear Pace Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Monday, September 17 is the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. As a precautionary measure, NYPD will establish check points throughout Lower Manhattan. It is important that employees and students carry Pace ID cards in order to gain access through these checkpoints. Locations of the checkpoints are still to be determined.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Director of Security
It seems as if the NYPD is preparing in advance to guard Lower Manhattan against Occupy Wall Street, which has actions planned throughout September 17th to disrupt business on Wall Street.
Such restrictions are not unheard of, since last year, during the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street, the NYPD would close down access to Wall and Broad Street, requiring proof of residence or a business ID to enter the area.