NEW YORK (WPIX)—Overnight Zucotti Park in Lower Manhattan is a relatively quiet place, but that is not always the case.
Occupy Wall Street protesters who have camped out in the park for five weeks now maintain music is a big part of their movement and throughout the day many can be seen playing accoustic guitars and singing in the park.
But the group is also fond of something they call "Drum Lines", which are large lines of protesters playing guitars, chanting and banging drums as they march around the perimiter of the park. The "Drum Lines" have people who live near the park angry.
They say they want the noise stopped so they can sleep and they went to Community Board 1 Thursday night to voice their anger.
Hundreds reportedly turned out to complain about the noise and unsanitary conditions. Many say they support the right to protest but not to ruin their lives.
Back at the park Occupy Wall Street protester Bill Mazur says he hears the neighborhood's complaints and the group will try to appease them, but he adds it is a protest and the drums will stay.