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Lawsuit decries destruction of 'People's Library'

Occupy Wall Street lawsuit seeks damages for NYC raid that destroyed 'People's Library' By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A federal lawsuit claims the city of New York violated the Constitution by raiding an Occupy Wall Street site last year, destroying the so-called "People's Library" and taking its 3,600 books.

The suit filed Thursday in Manhattan says that among the books seized were William Shakespeare classics and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's own, "Bloomberg on Bloomberg." The suit says about a third of the books were returned.

The books were seized in the early morning hours of Nov. 15 when police raided a Manhattan park where the group had gathered for several months to protest income inequality in the United States.



A city law department spokeswoman said the city had not yet seen the lawsuit and could not immediately respond to it. She said the lawsuit would be reviewed.


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