Occupy Camps Torn Down Across Nation

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Occupy Wall Street protesters are calling for a “day of mass action” to occur on Thursday after police raided camps in a number of cities including Oakland, Calif., and New York early this week.

Police in riot gear in New York cleared Zuccotti Park in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 200 protesters and tearing down tents and structures throughout the area, according to MSNBC.

“Protesters have had two months to occupy the park with tents and sleeping bags,” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Now they will have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments.”

City officials say that the protesters will be allowed back in the park, which has been cleaned by sanitation workers, but will not be able to set up a tent city like the one the movement has inhabited for the past two months.  A New York court is currently working to determine whether the no-tent rule is valid, because it was declared by city officials after the protest began.

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In Oakland, 32 protesters were arrested in a similar raid, the second on that encampment in the past month. Officials there said that, unlike the violent riots that resulted from the police crackdown earlier this month, the destruction of the encampment resulted in no major incidents or injuries. Police say that there will be a 24/7 law enforcement presence to ensure that no more tents are set up.

According to Alternet, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said that 18 cities were consulting with one another prior to the Occupy crackdowns.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.