Why would a security guard at a building have a right to make me leave when I sat outside in front of the building on a bench?

Today I was walking in the city during the early afternoon and I sat down on a public bench but the security guard made me leave and it wasn’t even a private area. It just happened to be a closed area or off limits or something. The security guard asked me politely to leave and I didn’t think he had any right or... show more Today I was walking in the city during the early afternoon and I sat down on a public bench but the security guard made me leave and it wasn’t even a private area. It just happened to be a closed area or off limits or something. The security guard asked me politely to leave and I didn’t think he had any right or authority to tell me he couldn’t sit there. Was he in the right to do this and if so, why if I wasn’t inside the building just loitering? I was just sitting down on a public bench outside the building but he acted like it was company property or something. Did I have to listen to him if he asked me to leave? It’s like he thinks he has a right to own the benches. When do they have authority to ask someone to leave for sitting there around the premises of a building? How far do you have to be away from a building before they have no right to tell you to leave?
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