Bloomberg: ‘Tent City’ Is A Step Too Far

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While Mayor Bloomberg has maintained that Occupy Wall Street can protest in Zuccotti Park as long as they want, he doesn’t understand why they have to sleep there, The New York Times reports.

At a news conference in Queens yesterday, Bloomberg said:

“The Constitution doesn’t protect tents . . . It protects speech and assembly.”

He added:

“We can’t have a place where only one point of view is allowed,” he said. “There are places where I think it’s appropriate to express yourself, and there are other places that are approrpriate to set up Tent City. They don’t necessarily have to be one in the same.”

Bloomberg was also asked whether he discusses the protests with his girlfriend, Diana L. Taylor, who is on the board of Brookfield Office Properties, which manages Zuccotti Park. The Mayor responded: “I can tell you that pillow talk in our house is not about Brookfield or Occupy Wall Street.”

In light of Saturday Night Live‘s parody of his response to the protests, Bloomberg said he would be happy to play himself on the show any time.

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