‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Shut Down by Occupy Protesters

The NBC drama was shooting a mock-up of the Occupy Wall Street headquarters when protesters stormed the set, causing their filming permit to be revoked.
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‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ Shut Down by Occupy Protesters

The NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit often takes a "ripped from the headlines" approach to the stories they tell on the show, but their latest effort resulted in Occupy Wall Street protesters invading the set. Take a look at a video taken from the Law and Order: Special Victims Unit occupation below.

The show was shooting a mock-up of the Occupy Wall Street camp in Manhattan's Foley Square, when over 100 protesters occupied the set in less than an hour, some holding signs reading, 'We are a movement, not a TV plot.' As a result, the city pulled the show's filming permit. NBC would not comment on the story.

Despite the havoc it caused to the production, Han Shan, a member of the Occupy Wall Street press team, stated their Law and Order: Special Victims Unit invasion was all in good fun.

"Basically, obviously, Law and Order was using this as a backdrop for some salacious story. People did it in the spirit of absurdity and fun, and we like to come together in public space and share ideas and show our vision through our action and we're doing that tonight with a good bit of jest and big fat smiles on our faces."

It isn't known how the disruption will affect this particular episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

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