Members of Occupy Wall Street clean Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York on Oct. 13, 2011.
Members of Occupy Wall Street clean Zuccotti Park near Wall Street in New York on Oct. 13, 2011. - 

Steve Chiotakis: The folks who have been protesting near Wall Street in New York City were facing a deadline to get out of Zuccotti Park at the
top of the hour. Owners of the park wanted to have it cleaned -- but that cleaning has been postponed indefinitely. There is a strong police presence there.

And Marketplace's Alisa Roth is there as well, live from Zuccotti Park with the latest. Hi Alisa.

Alisa Roth: Good morning, Steve.

Chiotakis: Describe the scene. What's going on over there?

Roth: Well it's just starting to get light here. I'm right across the street form the park, and the crowd has really been growing since I've been here -- over the last hour, hour and a half.

The police are being strict about keeping people in the park -- they've got some of those crowd control fences up. You can hear chanting, maybe, in the background -- there's been a lot of yelling. But so far, the police presence has been very calm -- no riot gear, I've seen the plastic handcuffs, I'm seeing some motorcycles now -- but no full-on riot gear.

Chiotakis: What's happened -- you said the crowd has been growing the past few hours?

Roth: I think it's partly there was a 7 o'clock deadline to get out of the park, so people have been showing up -- the call to action was for 6 and 7 this morning, so it's been growing that way. Yesterday, several members of New York City Council wrote a letter to the mayor saying that they support the protestors. I think that's probably helped bring out the mainstream. And the unions have been have been calling their members out -- the most recent was yesterday, the AFL-CIO called for its members to come out. I've just seen some signs from the UAW as well.

Chiotakis: Marketplace's Alisa Roth in New York with the latest from Zuccotti Park. Alisa, thanks.

Roth: You're welcome.