November 30th, 2011
08:45 AM ET

Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philly

Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled tents and arrested Occupy protesters who refused to leave city areas early Wednesday.

Los Angeles police moved in at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (3:30 a.m. ET). About an hour later, the City Hall lawn was cleared and closed for cleanup. About 200 people were arrested in the operation, utilizing some 1,400 officers, said Police Chief Charlie Beck. The Los Angeles encampment, which has been in place for some 60 days, had become the largest remaining one after police raided New York's Zuccotti Park on November 15 and dismantled the nearly two-month-old camp.

In Philadelphia, CNN affiliate WPVI reported about 40 protesters were arrested following a clash with police.

soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. michaelfury

    Occupy Building 7.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Methinks2

    You're gonna have to do more than lay around in a park to acquire wealth folks.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jiao

    Is there a brain occupying fury's head?

    November 30, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. KcCritic

    1400 cops to arrest/control 200 people? 7 to 1 ratio. Sounds equal to me! Just in case they got out of hand. may have needed xtra pepper spray! Dont leave home without it!

    November 30, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Marine5484

    I was wondering just when these right-wing fanatics were going to get around to this. The MIC triumphs again!

    November 30, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Doesn't it always, Marine? That's the very reason that this country's now lavishing in a severe depression!!!

      November 30, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  6. Warrant

    Hey Occupiers, if you don't have a job, then your 8-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week job is to go find a job. Not sit around whining about not having a job.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)

      The above is one of the most stupid posts I've seen here yet. How are people going to get a job as long as there are none out there? Such idiocy is quite revolting to say the least!

      November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    warrant how stupid are you???

    November 30, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    only an ASS would not realise the OWS movment is about not so much the protsters getting but about how the Right Wing bought govt is doing a diservice to this country, namely congress. Now tea bangers I cant and wont try to discuss anything with you BECAUSE THATS BEEN TRIED IN THE PAST AND IT DOES NOT WORK!!!

    November 30, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Quite true, s kel. You cannot argue with ignorant people, especially those Tea Partiers since all they know is how to make stupid comments and steal other peoples' names in order to discredit them!!!

      November 30, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    getting jobs

    November 30, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    bobcat (in a hat) thats how narrow minded and mean spirited and selfish conservitives are. They cant help but being asses.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Damn them all to hell!

    Creating jobs is pathetically easy. That's the real crime here. They are so easy to create by the thousands that all this stone-walling and obstruction by the criminals involved should be summarily executed and their jobs given to ethical people.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    @bobcat (in a hat) @10:49:
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    George Patton @ 10:53 & 10:55:
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat ( in a hat )

    George Patton @ all of the above
    Your posts are boring.

    November 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
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