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Legendary an assignment that she thought of brave the elements by herself on New York City streets for -- night but our next guest didn't spend the night just anywhere she -- a cloudy park.
The home of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Joining me now is your post reporter Candice GOP.
Candace -- set the scene for me.
You want of this assignment you pitched -- you -- -- there for a -- for four people you end up with six people in this tent who word that.
Well on these are people that I meant as I walked through the park.
The six people in the -- or myself that wasn't my attendance this -- belong to anonymous a group that usually protests.
Scientology's who happens to be there.
So there were security force commanders have sexual -- -- The girl dress as a -- -- an anarchist.
Quite a group and a kitten but.
Okay now the girl that you're talking about the woman the sexual assault victim we heard about her right she was she was one of the people which press charges against a guy named Dave allegedly right.
Crack say when she tonight I'm not her actually cross from the park in a McDonald's that has been overtaken by.
Members of this movement.
And she told me -- -- out how frightened she was this happens -- her on the first night she slept there.
Com and -- man that she did not know.
Came close to her sleeping bag and started groping her tried to get on top of -- -- and she told him she didn't like these advances.
To stop so you wanted to do this assignment yet.
You did not sleep all night no.
What was the take away for you.
I you know the -- away from me as I I really want to see what was going on in this park.
-- because of all of these accounts of sexual assault and rumors about sexual assault and rape.
I wanted to see if it were if it were safe dangerous.
And it's really descended into madness into chaos or did you feel saying I did not feel safe.
And I did not sleep that nine -- you say your message coming out of this was a lot of lawlessness.
Gap that you talk to people who justifiably you understood their anger.
I did because some of the people that I -- -- -- genuinely believed in this movement tonight you know have been there from the start.
But others that I -- -- have just joined the party and you know their late congressman movements.
And you know they're riding they're still arriving with their sleeping bags.
And -- seemed to be there it's a party.
And there is rampant drug use here's fugitive gave -- -- I was alluding to -- not yet who eventually.
He was a fugitive in Connecticut eventually arrested after that groping incident.
We make now of the fact that this morning they're reporting that they're bringing in plywood and insulation.
To build sort of homes at this part to make it through the winter.
While it's going to be a dangerous situation is that as colder weather comes to New York.
It's are ready freezing there -- the ninth that I was there they were out of sleeping bags they were out of mylar coverings -- war.
At a tense.
You know it's it's going to become a very severe situation for the Aaron who -- -- insulation.
I'm not sure it's assignment that you would put yourself through again but I think it might all right well we'll touch -- you'd get if you do it again Candace you've been practicing thanks so much from now.
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