NYC Occupy camp

Written on:November 15, 2011
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Hundreds of police officers, some in riot gear, descended on Zuccotti Park after midnight Tuesday in a surprise sweep of the Occupy Wall Street headquarters.

Protesters were chained to trees and each other but were removed from the park, which was cleared in less than three hours.

New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said there were about 70 arrests in the park, while NBC New York’s Jonathan Dienst, who is at the scene, reported that he had counted 40 arrests along Broadway.

A few protesters, who appeared to resist and shove at officers, were then thrown to ground and placed in handcuffs, he reported. Read More

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