October 8, 2011
The New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has accused the Occupy Wall Street protesters of trying to destroy jobs in the city.
In his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said the protests against the city’s financial services were “not productive” given the importance of the sector to the local economy.
“What they’re trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city,” he said.
“If the jobs they are trying to get rid of in this city – the people that work in finance, which is a big part of our economy – go away, we’re not going to have any money to pay our municipal employees or clean our parks or anything else.”