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10/16/2012 04:37 pm ET | Updated Oct 16, 2012

Trinity Church Cancels Halloween Citing 'Abusive' Occupy Wall Street Camp

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Trinity Church has canceled its popular, long-running Halloween festivities, citing "escalating illegal and abusive activity" related to an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated camp set up in front of the place of worship.

Trinity's Rector Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper wrote Sunday in a statement on the church's website that the "decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we continue to face safety issues arising from the sidewalk camp in front of Trinity Church."

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