Three City Council members have introduced a resolution formalizing support for Occupy Wall Street and its message condemning economic inequality, according to the New York Times. Two of the councilman that wrote the resolution were arrested in separate incidents while joining protesters in Lower Manhattan.
Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez was on Nov. 15, just after Zuccotti Park had been evicted by police officers and demonstrators were met with barricades surrounding the park. Two days later, Councilman Jumaane D. Williams was arrested as part of a group that sat down in order to block the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Councilman Rodriguez told the Times that the resolution was already being supported by 13 members, a number that includes the authors. He said councils in other cities such as Buffalo, Los Angeles and others presented similar resolutions in the past several weeks.