After 54 days, the protesters in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park finally have potties.
Despite denials of permits by the City, Occupy Wall Street participants have worked diligently with the help of local officials to secure 24/7 access to toilets within reasonable distance of Liberty Square. Starting today, OWS is providing access to porta-potties in a private, well-lit space with 24-hour security, only 2 blocks away from the square. The portable toilets will be maintained by a professional service, and OWS volunteers are blanketing Liberty Square with fliers directing people to the facilities.
Prior to today, protesters have relied upon the increasingly put-upon fast food outlets that ring the park.