The protest is in advance of what is feared will be draconian cuts in the city budget that, for example, would eliminate over 6,000 teaching jobs while dramatically reducing the quality of education and social services. As one activist stated:
"We don't know exactly when the budget is going to be passed but anything that takes away one cent from important social services of the City of New York is an attack on the people of New York."
Here are some pictures of the camp, taken by my brother-in-law Jack Shalom:
The police have forced the camp to move a few times, but it is currently (June 19) located at Broadway and Park Place. Its current location can always be found here. Information about the latest happenings is always available at bloombergvillenow.org/