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Occupy Wall Street library books stored in a N.Y. garage

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The books that librarians and other protesters at Occupy Wall Street feared had been thrown out in a police raid on Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning have been located. The books are being stored in a sanitation garage in Manhattan. The mayor’s office tweeted a photograph of the stored books, saying, ‘Property from #Zuccotti, incl #OWS library, safely stored @ 57th St Sanit Garage; can be picked up Weds.’

The library had more than 5,000 books, which had been catalogued by volunteers. They had been stored in a tent donated by author/rocker Patti Smith.

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If activists are able to recover all of those books, where they might be located in the future is an open question. On Tuesday afternoon, a judge rejected the temporary restraining order issued to allow protesters to return, with belongings (including tents and libraries), to Zuccotti Park.

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