Occupy Wall Street protesters find love, get married at Zuccotti Park
Forget dating websites, it’s seems like the new place to find love is Zuccotti Park. A few weeks ago a man proposed to his girlfriend and now another couple got hitched at the park.
The two made it official Sunday morning, just six weeks after they first met.
According to the New York Daily News, Emery Abdel-Latif, 24, of Westchester County, PA married his sweetheart Micha Balon, 19, of Staten Island in a traditional Muslim ceremony.
NYU Islamic Center Chaplain Khalid Latif officiated the ceremony.
Abdel Latif, who was living with his parents and applying to law schools before making Zuccotti Park his home told the Daily News that he didn’t come to Lower Manhattan in order to find love.
“Neither of us believed in love before we came here, and now that we found each other, we believe it exists,” he told the Daily News.
Abdel Latif’s wife, Balon, is an undergraduate in Middle East studies at Hunter College.
The couple, who up until now stayed in separate tents, did not know whether they will move in to the same tent now that they’re married. Regardless, the couple told the Daily News that plan on staying at the protest throughout the winter.
While we might think getting married after only six weeks is a little hasty (hello, did Kim Kardashian teach us nothing?) we wish these two love birds all the best.