Wall Street Protesters Plan 24-Hour Drum Circle Near Bloomberg's House

The Occupy Wall Street protesters "occupy" a park near the mayor's personal townhouse.

Monday, Nov 21, 2011  |  Updated 7:13 AM EDT
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Occupying Wall Street and Beyond: May Day Protests

The beat of the drum circle is headed for Mayor Bloomberg's townhouse.

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Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken their message -- and drums -- to the Upper East Side home of one of the city's wealthiest, and most powerful, residents.

The Occupy Wall Street organizers plan to play a 24-hour drum circle in front of the home of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, through Monday afternoon.
 
The controversial drumming irked many lower Manhattan residents who said the the consistent banging -- sometimes in beat, sometimes not -- kept them up all night.
 
The "Occupy Bloomberg's Mansion Drum Circle Protest And Love-In Art Show" began Sunday at 2 p.m and plans to continue through Monday. A Facebook event page set up by the group asked protesters to bring drums and other musical instruments as well as food, sleeping bags, banners, art and art supplies.
 
"Let's occupy the park at 79th Street and have a love-in and serenade Mayor Mike," the page says.
 
Organizer John Penley said protesters want to get as close to Bloomberg's house as the police let them. Authorities have them penned in on the side of Fifth Avenue closest to Central Park.
 
Zuccotti Park was cleared early Tuesday morning after a surprise sweep led by the mayor, who said the decision to clear the park was "mine, and mine alone." 
 

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