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Police Raid Zuccotti Park, Evict 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters: VIDEOS


In an early morning raid, hundreds of police officers swept into Zuccotti Park and began dismantling the tent camp set up there for weeks and arresting protesters in the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement, the NYT reports:

The protesters, about 200 of whom have been staying in the park overnight, initially resisted with chants of “Whose park? Our park!” as officers began moving in and tearing down tents. The protesters rallied around an area known as the kitchen, near the middle of the park and began building barricades with tables and pieces of scrap wood.

Over the next two hours, dozens of protesters left the park, while a core group of about 100 dug in around the food area. Many locked arms and defied police orders to leave. By 3 a.m., dozens of helmet-clad officers, watched over by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, closed in on the remaining protesters. They pulled them out one protester at a time and handcuffed them. Most were walked out without incident.


(Below, Zuccotti Park as of 4 am, courtesy @JoshHarkinson)


The police prepare to conduct the raid:

Moving in"

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  1. johnagj

    read up , rafi's post

    Posted by: say what | Nov 15, 2011 1:14:39 PM

  2. @Joey: This has nothing to do with gays and trying to say it does now after OWS has been evicted doesn't endear me to your cause, or at least how you choose to express your grievances. Find another way to protest or at least get permission from someone else to squat on their property.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Nov 15, 2011 1:14:56 PM

  3. @Rafi: Yes, which does not include squatting for weeks on end, denying free use of the park by others, and creating a health-hazard with all their filth.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Nov 15, 2011 1:16:43 PM

  4. Apparently JohnAGJ takes issues to a lot of things. Sorry you are wrong. Move along then. Remember you are the 99% whether you like it or not. Go ahead and continue to lie to yourself.

    Posted by: zeddy | Nov 15, 2011 1:31:48 PM

  5. @Zeddy: I didn't appoint you or anyone from OWS to be my spokesman. You certainly do not even get a sympathetic hearing from me when you engage in violence or squatting on private property. That's not a lie but the truth. You do not speak for the 99% or anyone other than yourself and those who choose you as well.

    Posted by: JohnAGJ | Nov 15, 2011 1:51:56 PM

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