Metro New York reported on the “sleeping bag activism”:
A group of protesters that has taken to the sidewalk on Wall Street has steadily grown over the past few nights, as more sleeping bag-clad activists join in on catching some Z’s for the cause.
Sleeping as a form of protest is protected by law under the first amendment, as long as half the sidewalk is still accessible for pedestrians. Protesters have now begun occupying the sidewalk on Wall Street overnight, beginning on Monday evening when a small group of them showed up with a poster-sized sign of the law allowing them to use sleep as a form of political expression. More than 80 protesters joined last night’s sleepover near the New York Stock Exchange, according to SleepOWS.
Well, I’m sure that’s not in the least bit annoying to the New Yorkers who have to step over them on their way to work, each morning.