Look | Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Workers clean up Zuccotti Park after New York City police in riot gear removed Occupy Wall Street protesters early on November 15, 2011 in New York. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/Getty)

PHOTOS. Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided Zuccotti Park early Tuesday, evicting dozens of protesters from what has become the headquarters of the corporate greed demonstrations.

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About 70 people were arrested as officers cleared the park.
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Evicted protesters were joined by supporters at the police perimeter south of Zuccotti Park at Broadway and Pine. After the crowd grew to several dozen, police arrived with helmets and plastic handcuffs.

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Mounted Police blocked off an empty Wall Street before 3 a.m.
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Protesters pass the time at Broadway and Pine streets with a little music
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A common scene in lower manhattan Tuesday morning were small groups of evicted protesters and supporters sitting, waiting, and seeking more information from friends via cell phone.
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Pets were evicted too
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New York City sanitation workers clear the 'Occupy Wall Street' protest from Zuccotti Park in the early morning hours of November 15.
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Anti-Wall Street protesters regroup for breakfast and rest in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.
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Zuccotti Park cleared after protesters were told to leave temporarily.
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A view of Zuccotti Park Tuesday morning after protesters were told to leave temporarily.
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Protesters regroup in Foley Square after police in riot gear removed them from Zuccotti Park early on November 15.
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Protesters march through Lower Manhattan after they were cleared from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday.
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Protesters marched through the streets of Lower Manhattan.
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Police in riot gear line up outside City Hall.
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Protesters on top of a wall at Canal Street and Sixth Avenue.
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Protesters move to Canal Street and Sixth Avenue
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Police in riot gear guard City Hall
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A brief re-occupation of Zuccotti Park before the city re-closed the park.
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Some protesters move to another site near Canal Street and 6th Avenue.
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Protesters move through a hole in the fence to a new site, which is on private property.
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NYPD show up at the site at Canal Street and 6th Avenue.
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Rev. Ann Kantsfield faces off with NYPD at the Canal Street site.


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Comments [8]

Jessica S. from Forest Hills

The "clean-up" was more of a round-up-w/no consideration given to the protestors rights!! Granted there may be some less than favorable side effects of human presence-ie:human waste/refuse-but that's not to say it's from the "organized" populus. Denying media coverage & destruction of property doesn't win the mayor any supporters from the city inhabitants-developers maybe, but not the inhabitants!

Nov. 15 2011 07:49 PM

bout time they cleared out the trash...smells bad there

Nov. 15 2011 11:34 AM
Michael from walking by on the way to the path train

OWS should blame themselves. The protesters were poor neighbors to the residents and business in the area. They were not entitltled to squat at the park.
OWS became like the 1%, elitists expecting the 99% to cowtow to them.

Nov. 15 2011 11:05 AM
Kira from Brooklyn

I am particularly saddened to hear that the library the protestors have so carefully organized and tended was unceremoniously chucked into dumpsters. It displays not only a lack of respect, but a fundamental lack of understanding of this movement. Good luck to everyone there as you try to regroup!

Nov. 15 2011 10:41 AM
Todd from flatiron

The mayor should get a little tour of India or the Favelas of Rio -- much of the world lives in far worse tents and tarps than these...

Seems like the real reason for this is a concession to the property owner of the park and their liability. We know how cozy the mayor is with developers. Thus, corporate rights over citizens' again as the guest said...

Nov. 15 2011 10:27 AM
steve reynolds from manhattan

Shame on the Police - they should have refused to to carry out thier jackboot assignment. Brinign them in should be a focus of the movement goign fwd.

Nov. 15 2011 10:07 AM
missydabronx from Bronx

As long as we "behave" ourselves all is Aok - but if we try some civil disobedience our "Free" country becomes no different than russia or china - a Police State with mass arrests, subways shut down, air space closed, cordoned off blocks,etc.
It is very scary in Amerika now
The rich rule.

Nov. 15 2011 07:53 AM
stan chaz from Brooklyn

They came like thieves in the night...Bloomberg's Blue Shirts...and robbed us of our rights, and our possessions. all the while preventing reporters from reporting on the scene. Bloomberg, the self-proclaimed number one defender of free speech (pause for gagging), said in no uncertain terms: "yes, you have the right...the right to remain silent. So just shut up and obey". This is only the beginning dear Mayor .0001%. This WILL be your legacy- of repression. But you will NOT succeed. These mayors,, governors, city councils, police chiefs, and street cops of America need to realize that it is NOT UP TO THEM whether or not Americans peaceably gather, protest, discuss, or demonstrate. It's up to a document called the US CONSTITUTION. You can beat us and arrest us and tear-gas us, you can try to "permit" us to death....but you can't kill an idea. You can't keep down a people’s hopes and dreams for a better life....for us, and for our kids. America USED to work. The people had work. The system worke (sort of). Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work (sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect -but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. With OWS America has found it’s voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice - for ALL. This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our LIVES back! We want our FUTURE back! But it’s much more than just words.... it’s much more than politics..... it’s your freakin’ LIFE, and how you want to live it, and how you WILL live it. Find a quiet place somewhere, and consider this: Each of us has only one brief roll of the dice....and many choices. The time has come to risk...and to act. If not now...then when? If not you, then....who? You DO have the power my friend....and the choice IS yours. Don’t let your dreams die....

Nov. 15 2011 07:50 AM

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