Perhaps the most constant – and annoying – sound at Zuccotti Park is coming from a group of drummers. This is also something that is causing organizers to fear that their overall inability to prevent the constant noise will not only result in a loss of support, but also causing the owners of the park to employ the services of the local police to clear them out. At a recent general assembly, the drummers agreed to limit their drumming to only three hours per day; however, this is not the first time that an agreement of this magnitude has been reached. This is leading to fear that residents will end up stating their intentions to stop the drumming itself completely.
The last measure to be passed involving the Zuccotti Park drummers was essentially ignored by the drummers themselves, who continue to bring out their high end electronic drum sets to the park. The main point that was brought up during the meeting involved residents expressing various forms of skepticism regarding whether or not the drumming encampment would be able to regulate its percussion section. However, at the same time, it was also noted that support from the community itself was essential to help decrease police presence in that area.
It is regretful to report that some of our allies on the local community board have now refused to support the Zuccotti Park drummers, despite them previously fighting to help them get toilets and preventing them from being evicted from the property. There are issues that the group have sadly proven that they can no longer keep up with, including keeping the area clean and safe.
There had previously been a proposal to remove the drummers from Zuccotti Park; however, this was later defeated thanks to the drummers having the support of local community leaders. If something like this ends up going in the opposite direction, however, there will virtually be no issue and no opposition with requesting assistance from police in clearing the drummers out. On the other hand, the Zuccotti Park drummers generally will not go along with what the general assembly has to say because, at least according to one organizer, the drummers generally do not attend any general assembly meetings, which is actually a bad thing on the drummers’ part.
There is also another individual who is not a part of the Zuccotti Park drummer group, yet who claims to speak for them, only for their words to come across in an attacking manner. This individual has essentially attacked the drummers at recent general assembly meetings, as well as other meetings where local politicians were present.
The Zucotti Park drummers also requested funds to replace some items that were destroyed at the hands of vandals, but this request was denied.