It was a busy day for police at the Occupy Wall Street squatters camp. Several far left protesters were arrested at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City. And, one protester was arrested for rape and sexual assault at the camp.
Police move in to arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters as they staged a sit-down at Goldman Sachs headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 in New York. Protesters marched from Zuccotti Park and delivered statements demanding the financial giant take responsibility for its role in the economic crisis. (AP/Bebeto Matthews)
Occupy Wall Street Protester Tonye Iketubosin or “Tonye Parks” was arrested by New York City police after he allegedly raped one protester and sexually assaulted another.
The Gothamist has more on the sexual predator.
Beau Sibbing, Wisconsin resident who has been working in the kitchen at Zuccotti Park for the past three weeks, tells us that Iketubosin was known as “Tonye Parks,” and came to work in the kitchen around two weeks ago. “He was a genuinely nice guy…he came to get shit done,” he said. Sibbing had heard rumors of the first assault on Friday, and said that Iketubosin “was adamant that it wasn’t him.”
After word had spread of the alleged assaults, Iketubosin was told not to come to kitchen meetings and to stay away from the park, “but he kept coming.” Sibbing said that around 9 p.m. last night “a whole bunch of people came and made him leave the park. Then the NYPD picked him up. I wasn’t sure if it was for his own safety or if he was being arrested.”