(Edgar Sandoval’s article appeared in the Daily News, 12/9; via The Drudge Report.)
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators stormed the set for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” across from the Manhattan State Supreme Courthouse, shutting down production of an OWS-themed episode.
"We made it so that they could not exploit us and that's awesome," said Tammy Schapiro, 29, of Brooklyn.
The protesters arrived around midnight at Foley Square and roamed around the park inspecting tents and signs built by the production company.
"This is not us," said Drew Hornbein, 24, of Brooklyn Heights. "We are not part of corporate TV America."
Some of the set signs read "End War on Workers" "Greed No" and "War Profiteers."
About 100 police officers lined the perimeter of the production, preventing protesters from getting too close.
"It's hysterical," Hornbein said. "Two weeks ago they kicked us out of Zuccotti Park. Now they have this set trying to pretend it’s us. It's odd."