Update (5:39 p.m. EST): The police have started opening the park to allow demonstrators back in, but they won't be allowed to camp. Animal New York reports via Twitter that police will stop people carrying "large bags." The live feed shows someone already setting up books under a taped-up paper sign reading "People's Library."
Update (5:06 p.m. EST): A "people's mic" has announced that a text alert went out to the occupation's master list, instructing supporters to come to the park at 5 p.m. to support the occupiers. Most of what's happened on Tuesday happened while people were either asleep or at work. As the workday ends, we could start to see a massive surge in numbers around the park.
Update (4:52 p.m. EST): The ruling has been posted in full on the court's website for your perusal. Below you can see the last-paragraph summary:
Update (4:45 p.m. EST): The latest on the verdict, according to the New York Daily News, is that protesters won't be allowed to camp in the park after all.
Update (4:40 p.m. EST): The word on Twitter now is that the verdict on the injunction allowing protesters back into the park will be read at 5 p.m.
Update (4:36 p.m. EST): The UStream guys are interviewing the hipster cop. He says his signature glasses were originally shades, but he took the lenses out and got prescription ones put in. Now you know! Also, he told The New York Times he didn't even know about the raid until he got to work on Tuesday afternoon. Here's a screenshot:
Update (4:07 p.m. EST): After disheartening reports on Tuesday that the contents of the Occupy Wall Street library had been destroyed, The New York City mayor's office tweeted the below photo from its official stream. At least some of the books are safe in storage:
Update (3:42 p.m. EST): The crowd is chanting "let us in" and "open the park" quite loudly. Andrew Katz tweets this insight about the potentially volatile situation:
But while it's loud as all get out, the crowd does seem peaceful.
Update (3:34 p.m. EST): An announcement just came down at Zuccotti Park that the Huffington Post and CNN had reported the court had ruled that they could return to the park. But so far nothing official has come through. It seems an eager crowd jumped the gun, reading a post from earlier Tuesday that reported on the temporary injunction from the morning.
Update (3:21 p.m.): An antsy crowd becomes a little restless waiting for the expected verdict on whether protesters will be allowed back into the park. The official Occupy Wall Street Twitter account says one protester has been arrested in the last few minutes as the "crowd jostles with riot police in helmets."
Update (3:11 p.m. EST): It's starting to rain in Downtown Manhattan. Still no word of a verdict, but word is it may have been pushed back to 3:15 p.m.
Update (2:54 p.m. EST): The destruction of the Occupy Wall Street library overnight went down especially hard with some. Boing Boing relayed tweets from the librarians that some 5,000 books were thrown away. Now, word comes via Twitter that the site Library Thing has the entire catalogue. It's a neat detail in an otherwise depressing eddy of Tuesday's news. Provided they get let in, the plan is to rebuild the People's Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday.