NYPD Blocks Food for Occupy Chtistmas Celebration

| by Michael Allen

Occupy Wall Street protesters convened for a Christmas celebration in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan yesterday, but when volunteers showed up with bags of cookies and food, New York City police officers prevented them from entering.

An NYPD spokesperson offered no comment on why the volunteers, who instead distributed the food along the sidewalk outside the park, were not allowed in. Meanwhile, the protesters celebrated the holiday by taking communion and singing Christmas carols. according to