Written by By Seung Min Kim, CNN
On June 7, dozens of members of the Pacific Island Palau government were arrested and placed in jail for trespassing after they set a 19-foot Christmas tree outside the Fox News headquarters in Manhattan on fire.
The crime? Setting the tree ablaze with homemade flares in protest against Fox News and US President Donald Trump.
But the Palauans aren’t the first ones to turn their noses up at the network.
On January 31, CNN’s Alex Browning reported that “New York City officials are seeking legal action against Fox News after one of the cable station’s trucks was illegally parked on a city-owned lot for two months in the frigid cold.”
Citing city statutes and the state fire marshal’s office, Browning reported that illegal camping in public parks can get a camper fined up to $1,000.
Palauese protestors on the set of Fox News on April 11, 2017. Credit: Noah K. Murray/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The laws state that no one is allowed in a city park or designated easement other than an official city employee.
And then there’s that word from the site that New York City officials are seeking legal action against,Fox News itself.
“On Jan. 31, 2019, NYCHA [New York City Housing Authority] received a complaint from a resident at one of the NYCHA public housing developments that a Fox News camera was positioned on one of the buildings for its coverage of the government shutdown,” a statement from NYCHA read.
The statement also noted that the News Channel was using the cameras to take “photos of NYCHA developments and use the footage to profile the residents.”