The show known for its “ripped from the headlines” plots – like stories blasting the Tea Party movement – got a bit too close to reality this week.
NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” was shooting a new episode in New York City when those Occupy Wall Streeters swarmed the set and halted production. The story in question involved OWS, and the TV set was littered with faux OWS signage.
That didn’t sit well with the real OWS types:
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators stormed the set for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” across from the Manhattan State Supreme Courthouse, shutting down production of an OWS-themed episode.
“We made it so that they could not exploit us and that’s awesome,” said Tammy Schapiro, 29, of Brooklyn.
After midnight, a police officer on a bullhorn announced that the film permit had been rescinded by the city, which drew cheers from the crowd.
It could have worked out far worse for the “L&O” production, though.