Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Enough is Enough: LA and Philly Police Evict Protesters

Both LA and Philadelphia Police departments moved against the Occupy protesters in their cities.

LA had given notice to the protesters to vacate their area after being there for a little over 2 months. Around midnight, police in riot gear armed with batons and guns with rubber bullets moved in to the area in order to dismantle the protesters' camp site two days past the deadline outlined in a notice to vacate had been given.

In Philadelphia, the same scene was repeated. Police went into the area and evicted the protesters. Several of the protesters had to be removed by cherry pickers from trees.

For the most part, there were no reports of significant violent confrontations from either LA or Philadelphia.

Over 200 people were arrested in LA and 50 in Philadelphia.

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