The producers of the television show Law and Order Special Victims Unit painstakingly recreated a simulacrum of the original Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Zuccotti Park encampment in Foley Square for an episode of the series. Within hours, the simulacrum was, well, occupied.
The simulacrum included the OWS kitchen, library, and a collection of tents and tarps. Josh Harkinson, writing for Mother Jones, breaks the story with a quote from Jake De Groot, one of the OWS organizers: “They’ve delivered us this perfectly wrapped Christmas present with a bow on top: They rebuilt our camp. How could we not go and take it?”
Here’s Harkinson’s video of the re-occupation: