1. Occupy Wall St.

    Police Clear Zuccotti Park

    Occupy Wall Street protesters clash with police at Zuccotti Park after being ordered to leave their longtime encampment in New York, early Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. At about 1 a.m. Tuesday, police handed out notices from the park's owner, Brookfield Office Properties, and the city saying that the park had to be cleared because it had become unsanitary and hazardous. Protesters were told they could return, but without sleeping bags, tarps or tents. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Craig Ruttle / AP Photo

    Is this the end of Occupy Wall Street? The NYPD cleared the protesters’ headquarters in Zuccotti Park early Tuesday. At 1 a.m., cops began handing out notices from the park’s owners that it had to be evacuated so it could be cleaned; the protesters could return later, police said, but without sleeping bags, tarps, or tents. Most protesters left, but about 100 built a barricade at the park’s center and some chained themselves together. By 4:30 the park had been cleared and 70 people had been arrested. Protesters had been planning to “Shut Down Wall Street” on Thursday to celebrate their two-month anniversary.

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