NYC park reopens to Occupy Wall Street protesters

By the Associated Press | November 15, 2011 | 6:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters have been allowed to return to a New York City park where they were cleared out hours earlier.

Protesters were allowed back into lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park two by two Tuesday evening. They each could take only a small bag. No sleeping bags or tents are allowed.

A state Supreme Court judge ruled earlier Tuesday the protesters didn't have a First Amendment right to remain in the plaza. The site is open to the public but is privately owned.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the park will stay open to all as long as the protesters abide by its rules.

Protesters are dismayed by the ruling and worry what the future will hold for the anti-Wall Street movement.