"Downtown residents and business owners angry that their neighborhood has been occupied for two months by the Wall Street demonstration staged a protest of the protest Monday, declaring that City Hall has let it get out of control.
Angry over all-day drumming, people urinating and defecating on the streets and verbal attacks from protesters, organizers rallied at City Hall Monday to send officials a message.
'They go to the bathroom in the garbage,' said one local business owner. 'They destroyed the stall, they broke one of our bathrooms. We gotta take all our customers now down into the downstairs bathroom.'
'I'm just sick of people being harassed and pushed around by these people,' said another protester wearing a white mask. 'People are scared to come out. People are sick of seeing them. They're sick of them taking over the neighborhood, fighting with police.'
Exasperated residents and businesses said they are 'pursuing all options,' including lawsuits against the city, the mayor and the private company that owns Zuccotti Plaza, the encampment headquarters."