The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011

By Jack Palmer 11-15-2011

ASSOCIATED PRESS/THE WASHINGTON POST: Lawyers: Court Order Will Allow Occupy Wall St. Protesters To Return With Tents To NYC Park
The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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FOX NEWS: Court Allows "Occupy Wall Street" Protesters To Return To Park Following Arrests, Eviction By Police
Hundreds of police officers in riot gear before dawn Tuesday raided the New York City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, evicting and arresting dozens of protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES: At ‘Occupy’ Protests, Bearing Christian Witness Without Preaching
The old leftist dream was for everyone to abandon regional and ethnic allegiances to play for a common team, the working class. But as anyone attending a demonstration knows, many activists demand to be counted as representatives of smaller groups: home teams.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: The Death of Occupy Wall Street?
Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg and Brookfield Office Properties green-lighting the midnight raid on Occupy Wall Street's "Liberty Square," I am now an insomniac. That will teach me to check Twitter in the wee hours. The revolution will not be televised but it will be Tweeted and YouTubed and Facebooked and emailed and smartphoned.
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THINK PROGRESS: Getting Kicked Out Of Zuccotti Park Is Probably Good For Occupy Wall Street
Cops poured into Zuccotti Park to forcibly remove the original Occupy Wall Street encampment. Naturally, people aren’t happy. But realistically I think this was the best possible endgame for the group. After all, there are only a few possible ways for a protest to end.
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SALON: A Police Raid Suffused With Symbolism
Following similar raids in St. Louis and Oakland, hordes of NYPD officers this morning forcibly cleared Zuccotti Park in Manhattan of all protesters; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took “credit” for this decision.
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POLITICO: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park
In a surprise early-morning action, hundreds of New York City police cleared Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, arresting dozens, throwing protesters’ tents into garbage trucks and touching off a chaotic scene in Lower Manhattan.
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SLATE: Which Side Are They On?
Police become the messenger stuck between two irreconcilable forces. The results can be tragic. In Oakland, a young veteran was critically injured when police tried, unsuccessfully in the end, to keep a public plaza free from protesters. Tear gas, rubber bullets, and Tasers are called less-lethal for a reason. They can and occasionally do kill.
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MOTHER JONES: Occupy Wall Street Raided
Monday night's police action at Zuccotti Park took place under something of a media blackout—no reporters were allowed near the scene. MoJo's Josh Harkinson and James West were there, and Josh eventually got into the park. Following is a roundup of the night's events based on Twitter updates from Josh, James, other journalists, and the Occupy livestream.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Occupy Wall Street: New York Police Department Evicts Protesters, Clears Zuccotti Park
In an unexpected move, the New York City Police Department descended on Zuccotti Park around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, proceeding to evict protesters, clear the park and arrest those that stood in their way.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES: Police Clear Zuccotti Park of Protesters
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday defended his decision to clear the park in Lower Manhattan that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, saying “health and safety conditions became intolerable” in the park where the protesters had camped out for nearly two months.
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Police Clear Zuccotti Park
Police brought the two-month-old Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park to an abrupt end early Tuesday morning, as hundreds of officers swept in and cleared out protesters and their tents.
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BLOOMBERG: New York Police Evict Occupy Wall Street Protesters
New York City police in riot gear swept into a Lower Manhattan park early today to remove hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who had been camping there for more than eight weeks to protest income inequality.
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THE ATLANTIC WIRE: The NYPD Emptied Zuccotti Park In The Middle Of The Night
Sometime around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, New York City police officers moved in on Zuccotti Park, ejecting Occupy Wall Street protesters and clearing the camp of their tents and belongings. The surprise move set off a wild night of confrontations, rumors, and arrests in downtown Manhattan.
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NBC: Police in Riot Gear Clear Occupy Wall Street, Mayor Calls It "Intolerable Situation"
Hundreds of police officers, some in riot gear, descended on Zuccotti Park overnight in a surprise sweep of the Occupy Wall Street headquarters that Mayor Bloomberg said had become an "intolerable situation."
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DAILY KOS: Michael Bloomberg Orders Middle-Of-The-Night Raid To Clear Zuccotti Park
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the coward's way out: In a surprise early-morning action, hundreds of New York City police cleared Occupy Wall Street out of Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, arresting dozens, throwing protestors’ tents into garbage trucks, and touching off a chaotic scene in lower Manhattan.
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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Ydanis Rodriguez Arrested: New York City Council Member Hit And Arrested During Police Raid Zuccotti Park
Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City Council Member, was hit in the head and arrested during last night's police raid on Zuccotti Park.
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CNN: Police Evict Occupy Protesters From New York Park
Police in riot gear moved in to New York's Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning, evicting hundreds of protesters from the site where the now-global Occupy movement began.
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THE GUARIDAN: Occupy Wall Street: Police Evict Protesters - Live Updates
Police in New York have launched an overnight operation to clear Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park
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ABC NEWS: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today the city plans to fight a court order that allows Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to the city’s Zuccotti Park just hours after police dressed in riot gear forcibly removed them.
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Jack Palmer is a communications assistant at Sojourners.

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