Occupy Wall Street Evicted

It began around 1am.

New York City police began removing Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park, following U.S. cities including Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon, whose mayors ordered police to shut down camps in recent days.

Police in riot gear closed off the camp for four to five blocks in any direction, Anup Desai, a spokesman for Occupy Wall Street said in a telephone interview.

A few hundred camped there today. Their belongings, their tents, everything that they had with them was taken,” he said.