Police cleared an Occupy LA camp and protesters were arrested outside City Hall.
Police in riot gear closed in on anti-Wall Street activists early Wednesday in Los Angeles. They’re enforcing the mayor’s order to evict protesters who have been camped outside City Hall for the past eight weeks.
Police declared the crowd an “unlawful assembly” around 12:30 AM local time, and ordered people to disperse within five minutes.
As many as 200 protesters who refused to leave were arrested.
But except for some initial scuffles, the crowd remained peaceful. The Los Angeles encampment was among the largest on the West Coast.