The set of an NBC series was shut down by Occupy Wall Street protesters, with some 100 activists upset at the show’s Occupy-themed production, reports the New York Daily News.
"Law & Order: SVU" had set up a replica of an Occupy encampment, complete with signs that read "War Profiteers" and "End War on Workers," in a park across from Manhattan State Supreme Courthouse, the story says.
"We made it so that they could not exploit us and that’s awesome," Tammy Shapiro, a real-life protester, said, according to the paper.
After the activists stormed the set, police alerted the crowd that the film permit for the TV show had been rescinded, the piece notes. That drew cheers from the protesters, the story adds.
Police threatened to arrest people if they didn’t leave the park, and the park was soon clear, leaving the production crew for "L&O: SVU" to dismantle the set, the piece notes.