Wall Street Protests 2011

Zuccotti Park-owner Brookfield Office Properties has issued a statement expressing concern about the conditions on its property. “Unfortunately, many of the individuals currently occupying the grounds are ignoring [our] basic yet necessary requirements, which interfere with the use of the park by others, including local residents, office workers, and visitors,” the company statement explains. It adds that “sanitary conditions have reached unacceptable levels.” Every weeknight litter is normally removed from the park, the plaza is power washed and landscaping is tended do. But because of the protesters, none of that maintenance has been performed since Friday, September 16. Brookfield says it recognizes the people’s right to peaceful protest but that it has to maintain the park’s safety, cleanliness, and accessibility to everyone. [Fortune]