Things got tense again for a moment at Zuccotti Park last night when the NYPD tried to take away the Occupy Wall Street medical tent (which is against the rules) before no less than Jesse Jackson showed up. Yup. Fresh from DC, the civil rights activist swooped in just before midnight and appears to have helped persuade the NYPD not to remove the tent just yet (the human chain around it probably didn't hurt either).
The NYPD, for its part, says that officers were just making an inquiry about the tent but that they did not demand its removal. A good thing, since reportedly a whole lot of other stuff has been walking out of Zuccotti on a daily basis.
Angry protesters complain to the Post today that "stealing is our biggest problem at the moment." Things like laptops, donated kitchen money, umbrellas, a fold-up bed, and more have walked away. “I’m not getting paid, but I’m not gonna stand for it. Why people got to come here and do stupid stuff? All it does is make people not wanna come here anymore,” one occupier complained.