Brookfield Properties, the real estate company that owns the park currently inhabited by members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, have withdrawn their request to remove demonstrators so the park can be cleaned.
“Brookfield believes they can work out an arrangement with the protesters that will ensure the park remains clean, safe, available for public use and that the situation is respectful of residents and businesses downtown,” New York Deputy Mayor Cas Hollway said in a statement Friday. “We will continue to monitor the situation.”
Those occupying the park were resistant to exiting from the park in order for it to be cleaned, citing fears that they would not be able to bring tarps or supplies back in with them or that it could lead to a larger crackdown.
On the movements official website, Occupy Wall Street claimed the decision as a victory.
“We are winning!” a post on the site states.